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Old 01-12-2017, 06:26 AM
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Default Playing with fire whilst playing with this welder

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We all have seen those advertisements and youtube videos about those small electric arc welders made in the philippines, however this is just plain down right stupid. This video shows a homemade arc welder. If you play with fire you are going to get burnt and sooner of later this individual will.

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At least they posted a warning that there is a danger of electrical scock!
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:06 PM
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At least they posted a warning that there is a danger of electrical scock!
You are correct for they did But you know, it would be my luck that I would try that and get electrocuted.

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do a search for worlds smallest welder.
Same thing, Africans hooking up to the 220 mains before the fuses and then welding a bit of rebar. All they had was a little resistor.
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You are correct for they did But you know, it would be my luck that I would try that and get electrocuted.

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Same here,I don't like working with electricity.
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:31 AM
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do a search for worlds smallest welder.
Same thing, Africans hooking up to the 220 mains before the fuses and then welding a bit of rebar. All they had was a little resistor.

Gerry:
I found quite a few on google. I would think that these would be outlawed in the U.S. My question is, how do you regulate the amperage on these machines? If you were welding at a full 1000 Amps what size of welding cable would you need?

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