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    Quote Originally Posted by Toxic_Avenger View Post
    Yeah, nickel rids ain't cheap.
    I've had the "pleasure" of using some NiFe rods, they burn fast as heck, leave a pornographic smooth rippled bead, and the weld deposit has plenty of ductility to weather the movements of a hot, cooling cast iron... but $500+ for a 3kg can... You'd really want to justify the repair.

    I've heard of plenty of prep on the crack, lots of preheat and a low hydrogen E7016 with a slow cool down also being used. But you wont find that in any welding procedure.
    I'm no expert, but now have no probs welding cast with an old CIG stick welder using Ni Fe rods .

    Clean the joint with a grinder, crank it up full, couple of tacks then do it all in one hit.

    Done everything from 1/8 th thick handle on an old wine bottle decorker to the mounting lugs on a MF 165 steering box.

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    What do people know of euromig? I can't find any documentation in English (all the web pages are German) but thought I should check before completely dismissing it.

    I'm now hoping to find a decent second hand MIG/MAG machine. I'm not really in any rush so hopefully something will pop up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-tastic View Post
    What do people know of euromig? I can't find any documentation in English (all the web pages are German) but thought I should check before completely dismissing it.

    I'm now hoping to find a decent second hand MIG/MAG machine. I'm not really in any rush so hopefully something will pop up.
    I got a 250 Amp UniMig secondhand off Fleabay a couple of years ago for around the $600.00 mark been brilliant for my home handy man stuff .
    Can say i use it maybe 3 to 4 + times a month , i use gas as i brought my own E size bottle which cost half as much as the welder but has paid for it`s self in rental cost
    Previously i had a cig handimig gasless (and gas if needed) and i always found it wanting
    Never looked back with the Unimig with just a few consumable`s as tip`s shroud`s and a liner over time
    It is fit for my purpose maybe not for every ones taste
    cheers chris


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    So long story not so long...

    I bought a mig second hand off eBay. It was a weldcorp (rebadged Italian awelco) for $210 off eBay, thinking I'd snagged a bargain. When I picked it up it didn't have any leads or torch, so not so much of a bargain. Turns out the listing wasn't clear at all, so seller offered a refund, which I took.

    So I kept looking and found a new AC/DC tig welder for $500. AIG TIG200

    Now I am fully aware that mig is easier, and faster, but I've always wanted to learn tig and if this machine is even half decent at its price point its exactly what I want. Im only a DIY/hobbyist and I'm sure a professional or prosumer would find fault with this machine, but if it does whait I want I'm a happy little vegemite. Parts are available in Australia if something does bust, and all the reviews I've read (from home hobbyists, mind you) are positive. The company have been great to deal with too.

    I only just got the machine today and probably won't have time to play with it for a few weeks but I will post up what I think when I get a chance.

    Thanks everyone for your assistance and opinions. I am grateful for the sounding board to bounce my thoughts off.

    Cheers

    Dan
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    '72 88" S3 - 2.286 petrol - yet to go on it's first adventure
    GONE '96 D1 300Tdi - 2" lift, 32" tyres, HD rear axles, lockers :(

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    s-l1600.jpgI bought this one just set the width of the weld & power & it does the rest.20180702_114144.jpg can be used either wit gas or flux core. I find it better with gas other wise you need to chip weld same as stick welding. When we had our steel & alum fabrication business we always got a good run out of the Kemppi machines.

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