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Old 12-04-2020, 10:29 AM
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Putting the head in water ought to work.
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Old 12-04-2020, 12:54 PM
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Put them in water to stop the cutting edge being annealed. The break is very close to the head.
Yep, I say for the cost, replace them!
But I have done such things myself just because it does not hurt to try!
I don't know if this helps any but... I get this stuff from my brother if I'm going to TIG weld something that the fore or rear of the weld joint is critical it's a Gel they use in HVAC that keeps the area they don't want to be overheated or heat to effect... and honestly not really sure it makes that much difference but enough and maybe more so using TIG as where they are using a soldering brazing type torch with flame...

I would feel unsafe myself using water just because I'm clumsy and with the need for cooling it would be more water than I would be comfortable using and being submersed and so close to the weld and that much juice just something I would not care to be doing my self...

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=toprecycler;764794Much better than some people that I see, all they do is sit around drinking themselves drunk, moaning about the things they used to do.
That would be me, I do reassemble that later part of the marker
Except I don't drink a drop of alcohol could only imagine my self if I did drink
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Old 12-04-2020, 01:15 PM
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Years ago when scrounging at a scrap yard I found a huge pile of Diamond tool brand rejects, wire cutters and needle nose with one handles cut just about off, I took about 10 or 15 of them home and used .035 wire to weld them up without any heating before or after, no water and never had a problem.
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Old 12-05-2020, 08:59 PM
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Retired Fitter Machinist who taught apprentices for last 6 years before retirement. I agree that they are worthless right now and I have nothing to lose but don’t want to create more problems by doing the wrong procedure. I’ll give it a go sometime this week. Thanks for the replies.
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Old 12-05-2020, 09:03 PM
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Yep, I say for the cost, replace them!
But I have done such things myself just because it does not hurt to try!
I don't know if this helps any but... I get this stuff from my brother if I'm going to TIG weld something that the fore or rear of the weld joint is critical it's a Gel they use in HVAC that keeps the area they don't want to be overheated or heat to effect... and honestly not really sure it makes that much difference but enough and maybe more so using TIG as where they are using a soldering brazing type torch with flame...

I would feel unsafe myself using water just because I'm clumsy and with the need for cooling it would be more water than I would be comfortable using and being submersed and so close to the weld and that much juice just something I would not care to be doing my self...


That would be me, I do reassemble that later part of the marker
Except I don't drink a drop of alcohol could only imagine my self if I did drink
MetalWolf, I have used the water immersion process before and it worked, it was on a thin stainless milk jug I was silver soldering the handle back on. It stopped the thing burning thru. Water bath immersion is quite common in rebuilding/reclaiming manganese hammers in crushing equipment, never had problems with it, more problems with the fumes off it.
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Old 12-05-2020, 10:14 PM
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There is also a plasticene like heat dam that is used to keep small parts safe during welding, I saw it used tig welding some aircraft parts.
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Old 12-06-2020, 12:10 AM
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They are jewellers side cutters which sell for A$140.
Nuf said, good luck!
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:41 PM
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a plasticene like heat dam that is used to keep small parts safe during welding
Great mention, a worthy product to control surrounding prts and heat

There's several dozen type, manf's etc. I've used two with Northrop welding burner cans on the Boeing engines when necessary. Works very well with TIG

I'll regret this sentence once i read from the beginning of this thread.

But, I have side cutters for several different media. I can use the harder cutters(reads more expensive), but I do not use the light duty finer cutting cutters. Does it save money? To an Analist like me when it comes to tools, yes sir.
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Old 12-06-2020, 06:48 PM
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Terry and LW, thanks I’ll see if I can get some. The owner of the cutters might use it in jewellery making.
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Old 12-10-2020, 03:40 AM
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G'day Clive,
It sounds really interesting. I"ll be following your project with interest.

I love to do those sort of projects that save good tools from becoming trash.

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