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Posted: 8/1/2005 6:59:09 PM EDT
What kind of welder is used to spot weld magazines together?
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:04:20 PM EDT
I'm not sure as my limited experience with welding was one time as youngster....the front wheel nut on my ten speed kept coming lose so my buddy says, "Hey lets weld this thing on, that way it'll never come off again!"

"Brilliant!"

shortly after I had applied heat with one of dad's welders I had managed to cut my forks in half.........
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:05:18 PM EDT
a spot welder
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:06:35 PM EDT
A magazine welder.



Some kind of spot welder I suppose.
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Link Posted: 8/1/2005 7:06:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
What kind of welder is used to spot weld magazines together?



You talking about AR15/M16 magazines? Only a spot welder will do. AFAIK, these aluminum mags are made from aircraft style Alclad, an aluminum alloy sheet that is clad on both sides with a very thin layer of pure aluminum which is much more resistant to corrosion.

Now I have seen steel magazines that were stake welded. This is a tungsten inert gas process that is semi-automated and the sheet metal is held in copper clamps with inert gas back purge. These can weld 26 gauge sheet steels.

Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:31:41 AM EDT
btt anymore info?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:37:08 AM EDT
TIG
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:38:40 AM EDT

TIG



What?
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:39:17 AM EDT
quit being cheap - just replace your magazine.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:40:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:

TIG



What?

Tungsten Inert Gas
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 7:40:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:

TIG



What?



TIG Weld. It's a form of welding.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 8:25:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/2/2005 8:25:42 AM EDT by ByteTheBullet]
Spot welder, like in auto manufacturing.

ETA: just like in the link above.


ByteTheBullet (-:
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:21:49 PM EDT
Does the quality of the spot welder affect the quality if the weld?

Should this $99 spot welder do the job just as well as the $500 welder in the link?

Spot welder
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 1:30:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Epsilon:
Does the quality of the spot welder affect the quality if the weld?

Should this $99 spot welder do the job just as well as the $500 welder in the link?

Spot welder



Of course a better welder will do a better job, cheap welders are pretty crappy but they do serve their purpose. Of course an expensive welder will never take the place of a good weldOR. Buy the best you can afford, it'll last you a lifetime.
Link Posted: 8/2/2005 2:16:49 PM EDT
Spot welding aluminum is tricky. Damn tricky.
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