Ames 2917300 Steel Stand Up Weeder
The Ames 2917300 stand-up welder is made from high quality stainless steel. It is manufactured by Fiskars.
It comes with a heavy duty carrying case which provides extra protection when transporting it around your home or office. The stand-up welder is designed to weld aluminum and stainless steel parts together at the same time without overheating either one of them. This allows welding of large pieces of metal such as doors, windows, cabinets, etc. It is ideal for welding small items like buttons and screws into place.
It is equipped with a safety feature called “safety shut off” which shuts down the machine if there are any problems during welding. The safety shut off feature makes it possible to repair damaged parts after the job is done rather than having to wait until they have cooled down completely before repairing them.
You may want to consider getting an additional safety feature called “automatic shut off”. This feature will automatically turn off the machine if it detects that it is not being used for welding anymore.
You can set the automatic shut off feature so that the machine turns itself on when you return home from work, or whenever you leave your house. Automatic shut off is especially useful if you forget to turn on the machine while away from home.
Whilst welding, parts that are not supposed to get hot do not need to be covered with a cloth. This allows you to have your hand near the welding parts of the machine during use without experiencing any skin damage.
It is equipped with replaceable brushes and other replaceable parts, which can be replaced easily when they wear out or are damaged.
It comes equipped with a “beauty shield” to protect the machine from scratches and dents during storage or transportation.
Stand-up welders use high frequency to generate an arc so that it can fuse two metal pieces together. A typical high frequency welder uses a water-cooled copper coil as a conductor, and it is located in the handle of the welding gun.
The tip of the welding gun is made from a non-consumable tungsten electrode, which gets very hot when the machine is in use. The copper coil is connected to a power source which provides high frequency alternating current so that it can generate an electrical arc across the gap between the tungsten electrode and the welding surface.
The water-cooled copper coil prevents the handle of the welding gun from melting or getting too hot to hold when in use. The handle of the welding gun should never get hot to touch as this means that your welding gun is not working correctly.
You can use a stand-up welder without water or liquid cooling, but it will become too hot to hold and you won’t be able to use it without burning yourself.
Stand-up welding guns are typically used by welders who work on a variety of different types of materials. Stand-up welding guns can also be used for welding overhead since they don’t require the welder to lay down flat on their back in order to use it.
In order to weld overhead a floor-standing or stand-up welding machine must be used.
There are many different types of welding guns and each one can be used for a variety of different welding tasks. It all depends on the type of job that you want to do and what kind of welder you are.
The L-shaped welding gun is one of the most common welding guns and can be used for the majority of different types of welding jobs.
The pistol grip welding gun is a very popular welding gun that is typically used for welding overhead since it is shorter in length. It doesn’t allow as much freedom as the longer welding guns when welding overhead, but it is more comfortable and you don’t have to arch your back as much.
The length of a welding gun doesn’t necessarily correspond to the amount of reach that you will get. It also depends on the angle and the type of handle that is on the welding gun.
A pistol grip welding gun may only be 12-inches long, but it allows much greater reach than a 24-inch long welding gun with a traditional handle.
You can buy a welding gun with whatever length and type of handle that you want. You should choose the one that you think will be the most comfortable for you since you will be using it for many hours at a time while you are working on a project.
You can adjust the handle of your welding gun so that it is at the right height and angle for you. Your welding gun should be slightly bent at the handle when you are holding it, and it should feel very natural in your hands.
The electrodes that you use with your welding gun come in different sizes and each one is used for specific types of welding. Your electrode should always make good contact with your work surface and it shouldn’t be bent while you are welding.
You can use a cartridge-style electrode with your welder, and you just replace the consumable when it is all used up.
Tips For Using Your Welding Gun
Always use eye protection. Goggles or glasses with side shields are recommended for most types of welding.
For narrower welds or when overhead welding, spectacles or a face shield may be enough. Even if you are just observing while someone else welds, you should still wear eye protection.
Make sure that the area around you is well ventilated and free of flammable materials like sawdust or paper.
The welding equipment must be set up on a flat, stable surface. In some cases, you may want to clamp or brace the work firmly in place.
In all types of welding you should move the electrode along the weld joint to make a strong, solid connection. It is also crucial that you keep the gun moving at a consistent speed.
Too fast and the weld won’t hold, too slow and it will be weak and porous.
Welding can add strength to certain materials, but it can never make up for bad design or unsuitable materials. Poorly made items should not be welded!
Always wear appropriate clothing. Long sleeved shirts, long pants, boots and gloves will protect you from extreme temperatures and burns.
Loose clothing is preferable to tight clothing since it won’t catch fire as easily. Nondescript clothing aids in preventing burns since the fabric will char before your skin does. Brightly colored clothing may look great on the shop floor, but it is highly flammable and should be avoided.
Make sure that you are properly hydrated. You can get dehydrated very quickly when welding, so keep a bottle of water handy.
Be careful when starting and stopping your welds. A big burst of molten metal can burn the workpiece or whatever it lands on.
This is most common when starting a weld since the electrode doesn’t have time to heat up the surrounding metal before contact is made.
Never weld without a fire extinguisher nearby. Welding can cause fires no matter how careful you are.
It is very difficult to extinguish molten metal, so keep your distance and smother the flames with a fire extinguisher.
Make sure that the power is on and that your equipment is working properly before you begin welding. Check all of the connections to be sure they are secure.
When welding outside, check the wind conditions. A windy day will cause stray particles of molten metal to land somewhere else, which means more grinding and filler work for you!
Make sure that you have enough fuel in your generator to complete the job. If necessary, top off the tank so that you don’t run out in the middle of your work.
Always wear safety goggles or glasses with side shields when grinding. Any loose debris in the air could land in your eyes and cause injury or blindness.
Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator when you are welding outside to protect yourself from airborne pollutants like metal filings and ozone.
When grinding, start with a coarser grit and slowly work your way to a finer one. This will ensure that you don’t remove too much material at any one time.
If you make a mistake, use the reverse side of the sandpaper to correct it.
When welding outside, never grind on bare metal. Protect your project with a coat of primer first.
Welding and grinding area(s) should be kept locked when you are not in them to prevent accidents and fooling around.
Always use the right tool for the job. A hacksaw is not an appropriate tool for cutting metal; you should use a proper band saw for that purpose.
Metal can accumulate around the weld area if it is not cleaned up regularly. This prevents new welds from filling in the gap.
Before welding, clear out old metal and grind the area smooth.
Don’t try to finish a job that is past your skill level. You will only make a mess of it and give the entire team a bad reputation.
Instead, tell your instructor about the situation so that they can find someone else to do it.
Always be aware of what you are doing at all times! It only takes a second of distraction to cause an accident.
When grinding, use a push stick to prevent the disc from flying off the wheel and injuring you. If a disc does fly off and you aren’t quick enough, defend your eyes and face with your arm.
Keep your grinding wheels mounted in their frames when not in use. If you lay them on the ground, they will become a safety hazard as people walk over them or trip on them.
Use a soft lead to trace the outline of your shape before you cut it out. This is called “scribing”.
Scribe around intricate shapes to prevent having to remove too much material.
Cut outside edges first, then work your way gradually into the interior of a piece. This is called “closing in”.
Drill a series of holes around the perimeter of your shape. Then, connect the holes with a chipping tool or small chisel until you can get in deep enough to free the piece.
If you are having trouble getting a piece to release from the metal, try drilling a hole through it to provide a way for the air to escape. If that doesn’t work, use a cold chisel and hammer to gently break it free.
Hacksaws are inexpensive and easy to use. A fine-toothed blade is ideal for cutting non-ferrous metals.
You can save money on replacement blades by keeping the teeth sharp. Instead of hammering down on the back side of the blade, place a flat block of wood over the top and gently tap it with a hammer.
If you don’t have a vise, clamp the metal securely in place before cutting.
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