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Andy B

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battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« on: 19 April 2020, 21:58:59 »

 ... who even knew they existed?  ::)

'We' ... ie my maintenance dept at work ... have just bought one. Apparently 3500  ???
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #1 on: 19 April 2020, 22:39:50 »

I've only seen the promotional video for them, Fronius I think it was. Be interesting to see how you get on with it as it's truly stand-alone portable. It will even fit in your car boot for homers.  ;) :y
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #2 on: 19 April 2020, 22:54:12 »

I've only seen the promotional video for them, Fronius I think it was. Be interesting to see how you get on with it as it's truly stand-alone portable. It will even fit in your car boot for homers.  ;) :y

I only saw it for the first time today ... still tucked up in its box/case. It'll be great for welding out & about in the factory as at the moment it takes longer to find a working 415v socket within range of what you want to weld ..... 90 mins set up time & 5 mins welding  ;D ;D ;D

I think we'd need a note signed by the Pope to be allowed to take it off site!  ;D ;D

9 pm on Tues BBC 2 ... Inside the Factory & you'll see what a sh1t hoe a 'Blue Chip Co' is like ..... though I'm sure they found some nice shiny newer bits to film  ;)
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #3 on: 20 April 2020, 07:01:27 »

I'm sure I remember Lord Opti using one on his wife's Corsa bulkhead /scuttle area a while ago  :-\
 
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #4 on: 20 April 2020, 13:12:00 »

I'm sure I remember Lord Opti using one on his wife's Corsa bulkhead /scuttle area a while ago  :-\
 
Thought he only repaired dented laptops.  :o
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #5 on: 20 April 2020, 15:08:20 »

There used to be a rather crappy solenoid type one that worked off a car battery, completely useless.

Nice bit of kit the Fronius welder, I think they quote it being able to weld 5 or 6 3mm rods on a single charge.  :y
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #6 on: 20 April 2020, 15:22:39 »

There used to be a rather crappy solenoid type one that worked off a car battery, completely useless.

Nice bit of kit the Fronius welder, I think they quote it being able to weld 5 or 6 3mm rods on a single charge.  :y

I'll have a look at what make this one is when I'm back in work at the wk end .. nothing like as heavy as you'd expect  ???
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #7 on: 26 April 2020, 01:15:39 »

I think a mate of mine had a welding set that was supposed to use 2 or 3 car batteries in series years ago. Just looked like a couple of jump leads connected to a stick welder.

I never saw it in action but it seemed like an excellent way to get yourself showered in battery acid to me. ;D
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #8 on: 05 May 2020, 12:41:45 »

I used this set over the week end. It is Fronius.

All I can say is it's bloody fantastic! Clip the 'earth' to the job, put a rod in the holder, switch it on, a couple of 3 or 4 sec welds.
Job jobbed!  :y :y :y
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #9 on: 05 May 2020, 16:35:07 »

I used this set over the week end. It is Fronius.

All I can say is it's bloody fantastic! ........

Make your life at work a lot easier now.  :y 
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #10 on: 05 May 2020, 16:38:47 »

That can only be a good thing if all the sockets are as well wired ass the earlier example...  ::)
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #11 on: 05 May 2020, 17:15:10 »

I used this set over the week end. It is Fronius.

All I can say is it's bloody fantastic! ........

Make your life at work a lot easier now.  :y

It certainly will. I spent a couple of hours the other week trying to find either a working 110v or 415v socket near enough to where I wanted to weld. Then less than 5 mins welding.  ;)
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Re: battery powered tig/stick welding set ....
« Reply #12 on: 05 May 2020, 17:16:05 »

That can only be a good thing if all the sockets are as well wired ass the earlier example...  ::)

The spark that wired that up just didn't want to get involved ....  >:(
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