Spot Welder

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Spot Welder
Owner/Loaner Michael Skilton
Serial Number SERIAL NUMBER
Make/Model 45690
Arrival Date 4/25/13
Usability working
Contact Michael Skilton
Where Welding
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $200
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Spot Welder Michael Skilton Area: {{{hostarea}}} https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Spot_Welder



Use

Light duty joining of thin metals by resistance welding.

Specs

Item Description
Electrical input 230 volts
Rated output 1.5 KVA@50% Duty Cycle
Capacity 1/8 mild steel
Tong length 6 inches
Dimensions 13" x 6" x 4.5"
weight 23.5 Lbs.

Notes

This is a "by feel" kind of a tool, Harbor freight says it all regarding precision.
Test your weld for strength, there is a chart in the manual for weld times, spacing and pressure.
I've been happy up 3/16 aluminum.
If you want to make different tongs or tips, I think that would be awesome.
I haven't tried copper yet, think it might weld to the tongs.


This tool requires certification for use.

List of Currently Certified Users

Qualified Member Trained By
Michael Skilton Owner
Jesse Seay Michael Skilton

Manual

http://powertool.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/chicago_electric/45690.html?idRes=16259043 |}