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Old 02-09-2024, 10:17 AM
Lew Hartswick Lew Hartswick is offline
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Originally Posted by greywynd View Post
A lot of people overheat on the annealing side. Small, short taps on the button, so it warms up but never starts to glow is best. Always found that as soon as it started to glow (usually orange with most blade welders) that it was too hot, and didn’t effectively anneal at that point. A straw to blue is about the most colour I like to see.

I like to grind after welding, to have more consistent blade, then anneal. As this one shows, a little blue colour seems to be about right.

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Yep on the short taps on the button. Initially close together then spacing out between them gradually . That was the idea.
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Old 02-09-2024, 11:46 PM
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Would it help to put a drop of oil or two for oil cooling?
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