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Old 12-20-2009, 10:48 AM
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I guess I have never thought of it before. Usually when it comes to the point of welding a socket, I have gotten to the point of sacrificing the cheapest one I've got. Have never annealed or re hardened them, and never had one break on me. Just regular MIG works fine, but as Ron said some are made of 4330 and would be difficult to weld, but I am too cheap to ruin a nice socket.

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Old 12-21-2009, 09:05 AM
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Because our only slag/chipper hammer disappeared at work, and I got tired of using a screwdriver and hammer, I took an old large Allen wrench, cut the "L" off it and ground a point on it, then used the Mig with ER70S-6 and welded it to the head of an old ball peen hammer. It looks like something only a 5 year old could come up with, but it has taken a pounding and only requires re-pointing every now and then.
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