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Old 09-13-2019, 03:24 PM
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One issue was the workpiece clamp started getting hot. So I flipped the clamp, drilled a hole and used a lug with nut and bolt.
Using a battery clamp for welding does a poor job the points/teeth do not pass a lot of amps, not enough surface contact, found out when I got rid of the same type of clamp.....
get a real welding clamp.
or you would be better off clamping the lug to your work with visegrips or C-clamp......
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Old 09-13-2019, 09:58 PM
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Using a battery clamp for welding does a poor job the points/teeth do not pass a lot of amps, not enough surface contact, found out when I got rid of the same type of clamp.....
get a real welding clamp.
or you would be better off clamping the lug to your work with visegrips or C-clamp......
You are correct. The cable is a bit undersized as well--maybe 8ga or even 10. For the purposes of the exercise it worked. I'll check the performance the next time I use it. I'm trying to not spend more on the workpiece cable than I did for the entire welder...
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