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Welding in Tight Spots with the OZMO Torch Kit

May 2015 22
15 15 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

There are many different ways to weld in tight clusters. You can use a small back cap, a stubby gas lens or even a micro torch kit. But what happens when you need to get in a super tight space, but still need more amps than a micro torch can supply?

That is where the OZMO welding torch kit comes into play. This kit comes with extremely stubby components so you can get into even the tightest areas and still get good amperage and duty cycle.

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EZ Wipes Review | TIG Time

May 2015 15
15 15 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

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Visit AquaSol's Website for more information: http://www.aquasolwelding.com/ez-wipes

"Pure welds start with preparation. In shops, dirt and grime accumulate rather quickly which can contaminate the purity of a weld. Cleaning the pipe beforehand, then, becomes a top priority as it helps to ensure a pure weld is achievable."

The two widely recognized chemicals to prepare metal for welding are Acetone and Isopropyl Alcohol. Aquasol's EZ wipes use Isopropyl alcohol along with some other "green" ingredients packaged in individual cleaning wipes to help welders and fabricators effectively clean their work piece before starting a weld.

We heard good things about these wipes, so we got some samples to try on TIG Time. We were skeptical about just how well they could remove rust, grease, oil and other contaminates that are usually a task to remove. Join us as we test out the product and give our thoughts on whether these EZ wipes are as easy as they claim to be.

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Weld.com welding videos are a series of welding shows that are loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! Whether you are trying to become better in the areas of TIG Welding, MIG Welding, Stick Welding or Cutting; Weld.com has what you need. All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. In addition to showing you how to weld, many times we will show you common mistakes and how to avoid them.

New episodes every Friday!

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4130 Chromoly Engine Mount Repair

May 2015 01
15 15 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

In this episode of TIG Time we are welding on an engine mount that was brought to us for some repair. The mount is made of 4130 Chrome Moly and goes on a small, 2 seat aircraft called a Hummel Bird.

Aircraft engine mounts often develop small cracks that need repaired due to engine vibration. In this case, we show you how to prepare for welding tubular mounts by drilling a pressure hole as well as how to weld the crack. After the crack is welded, we will let the part cool down and re-weld the hole.

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4130 Chrome Moly Engine Mount Repair: Part 2

May 2015 08
15 15 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

 

Last week we took a look at an engine mount off of an experimental aircraft called a hummelbird. After fixing some stress cracks the owner stripped off the powder coating and examined the part for any other potential problems. What we found were quite a few non completed welds, pinholes and some other issues that we are going to show you how to weld in this episode of TIG Time.

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Welding with Cheater Lenses

Apr 2015 23
15 15 Thu
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)

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For aging welders, cheater lenses are one of those things you just need in order to get the best welds possible. Some people like to use reading glasses or other glasses, which is okay in a pinch, but it is always preferred to have a cheater lens installed in your helmet.

One of the major advantages of the cheater lens over normal reading glasses is that they will not slide down your face during welding. Every time you flip your hood, the lens will be in the perfect spot and remain there until you are through with you weld. For a cost of around $10, you can't go wrong investing in a cheater lens to help you see the weld.

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