I’ve been curious about the hardness of my blades. Wanted something more accurate than just checking them with a file. I found a good deal on this tester and bought it. Came with two test blocks. One 60 and one 33 rockwell C. Tested it with both blocks and both were dead on. I feel confident I’ll be able to get accurate readings with it. Should be heat treating some blades next week.Tell us mor!
I'd like to help.Here's a few pics of a work rest I'm making for my grinder. These are the first welds I've done. So while they look terrible they are holding.
I think I need a new welding tip though. I've had trouble with the welder today sputtering and the weld wire jamming. View attachment 70306
tkroenlein, This is my welder. It came with an 8lb spool of .030 Lincoln electric wire.I'd like to help.
Those are some pretty big splatters. If you'd like to share your welding set up, maybe we can slick those up a bit.
This fellow has some relevant info as to welder settings. If your wire seems to be "lurching" out and then burning back, then you are probably right about the tip. Note also that if you bend the lead in a short radius, the liner can bind the wire and present the same effect. Drive wheels that are too tight and/or tight wire spools can cause the same issue.tkroenlein, This is my welder. It came with an 8lb spool of .030 Lincoln electric wire.
I haven't practiced much. I got anxious to get going on this project. The tubing is 1/8 inch wall. I think I just need more practice. Also learned to really clean the metal up thoroughly so I have a good connection for the clamp.
That's basically it.
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