odd arc welder?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by billy, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    anybody ever seen one of these?
    it is obviously old.

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  2. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    That's pretty neat! I would be scared to use it but it looks very cool! Never seen one of those before.
     

  3. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    i cant find anything online about it either.
    i got it from a yard sale.
     
  4. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    i gotta go find sumpin to solder and cut now....
     
  5. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    Let us know how it works! Looks like it hooks up to a battery or something.
     
  6. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    got anything that needs "fixin?"
     
  7. .22hustler

    .22hustler G&G Evangelist

    I think it's something the Nazi's used in WWII.
     
  8. Cyrano

    Cyrano Resident Curmudgeon Forum Contributor

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    I think you might be able to use that on sheet metal, but not on anything heavier. What's the idea for powering it? hook it up to you car battery and start the engine, then run the dingus off the battery?
     
  9. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    i think thats the idea.
     
  10. You can start by welding up the crack of dawn.
     
  11. Kaybe

    Kaybe G&G Evangelist

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    Looks like something that fell off a space ship at Roswell. Marvin the Martian might be needing that back.
     
  12. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    I wonder what gas it uses and how you recharge it.

    Any adapters for recharging the bottle?

    If you can, change the hoses to modern ones just to be on the safe side....., other than that, seems to be well kept.
     
  13. Grumpus

    Grumpus Curmudgeon Emeritus NRA Life Member

    Billy, if you really want to test out that welder...

    I know a guy who could use one...
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    He's a Taliban who tried to use 7.62x39 in an AR...
     
  14. Gas, Gas, Gas, what Gas? I don't think these things ever used any gases. It is a Manual Metallic Arc Welding set, not a submerged gas one, just a step up from the old car battery home made welders.
    They usually worked better when you linked up two or three batteries in series. The holder would hold a normal arc welding rod or a carbon rod for brazing/soldering.
     
  15. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    you must be right.
    it's got one alligator clamp that is wired to the electrode
    and another wire that has a clamp on each end.
     
  16. Mandy

    Mandy FREE CITIZEN Forum Contributor

    So those hoses are not hoses, but wires............ my bad

    I would like to see a better pic of the setup, very interesting, I've never seen something like that before.

    So you install a rod at the end and hold the cylindrical part of the tool?

    Very ingenious....

    The cylindrical part is the transformer?

    Just trying to understand how it may work.
     
  17. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

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    That might be OK hooking to anything not computerized,(like Billy,s Jeep) but at $1500 to $2000 a copy,I don't think I would hook it on my vehickles.
     
  18. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

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    A 7.62X39 in an AR/M16??? That isn't even a remote possibility,and not worth discussing!!
     
  19. No Transformer, cylindrical part is Insulated (wooden) handle. (Car battery DC no can transform)
    Google welding from car battery.
    Sam...........these things were around long before car electronics!
    But a good point to note: If anyone is intending using an electric welder of any kind on a motor vehicle, disconnect the vehicle's battery beforehand.
    Billy, I would donate that thing to your local Community College (or whatever you call them over there) that trains guys in mechanics & welding, they may be interested in it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2010
  20. 99dragon99

    99dragon99 G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    That is interesting.

    I'll have to see if I can find the old "Emergency Welding Kit" that my dad had (has).... It was for the road side breakdowns where you absolutely had to weld. There were a set of copper covered carbon cores in different diameters. All you need is a set of jumper cables to get the quick weld.