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Proper torch setup sure makes a difference.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by sled_dog, Oct 8, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    Wow...

    One of the things we've learned in my fab class so far is proper torch setup. I've been taught before but it always just slipped my mind. I always set them far too hot. Leaving a huge heat effected zone and lots of slag drops.

    I just cut my 4 shackles for the front of the S10 in about 2 minutes with minimal slag, nice narrow kerf, and simply, quick.

    Amazing what doing things the right way gets you...
     
  2. ryan22re

    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    wish i knew how to use the torch to cut like that...i do like having the torch around in the shop...makes quick work of rivets...heat and chisel. mmm...my ears are still ringing.

    wanna come down and torch some holes in my frame?

    ryan
     
  3. sled_dog

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    Not in particular, though a vacation would be nice... Drill a hole where you are going to start, don't try and burn a hole through, far too much heat as compared to just starting at an edge(drilled hole).
     
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    nah, im gonna pick up a hole saw sunday, go back and finish up on monday or tuesday.

    im hoping in january i can go down to the tech school and take the basic welding course. then take mig/tig in april.

    ryan
     
  5. K5MONSTERCHEV

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    Correct settings and it cuts like butter. :D
     
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    I was lucky in high school shop class I had a great teacher. He was this old Japanese American who worked in the ship yards during WW2 and was a master welder. One of the most patriotic people I ever met and all around good person.
     
  7. spydermonkey454

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    hole saw

    well dude i found the 1.5 in hole saw for monday

    as far as your truck we have a plan for that

    leave it in my flat stall till you get it done or find a place for it

    we know jc won't care
     

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