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Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by billy, Sep 21, 2010.
anybody ever seen one of these?
it is obviously old.
That's pretty neat! I would be scared to use it but it looks very cool! Never seen one of those before.
i cant find anything online about it either.
i got it from a yard sale.
i gotta go find sumpin to solder and cut now....
Let us know how it works! Looks like it hooks up to a battery or something.
got anything that needs "fixin?"
I think it's something the Nazi's used in WWII.
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?
i think thats the idea.
You can start by welding up the crack of dawn.
Looks like something that fell off a space ship at Roswell. Marvin the Martian might be needing that back.
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.
Billy, if you really want to test out that welder...
I know a guy who could use one...
He's a Taliban who tried to use 7.62x39 in an AR...
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.
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.
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?
The cylindrical part is the transformer?
Just trying to understand how it may work.
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.
A 7.62X39 in an AR/M16??? That isn't even a remote possibility,and not worth discussing!!
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.
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.