DIY Revshift-style adapter?

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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby Nsquared97 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:35 pm

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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 5:38 pm

Weird. Anyone else having this problem? I could see it when I posted and I can see it now on my phone.

I'll post the link.
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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby ponycarman » Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:43 pm

Those don't look too bad. The slag and spatter is because of the flux core. If you get the proper gas and wire it makes a much cleaner weld. But with that said, flux core works great. Everything I have welded in the last 2-3 years has been flux core and it all is fine. Just not as pretty. Practicing alot helps to get your technique right. Getting the welder set right for what is being welded is very important. Practice welding different thickness of metal together. And different types of joints. Thats mostly what I did in my welding class. Maybe 5-10% was class work and everything else was practice. Getting the right hold off and half moon movement when welding. It just takes alot of time and practice.

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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:26 pm

Thanks for the info! Just to reiterate - those aren't my welds, but mine looked very similar to the large one in the middle. Having never welded before, I'm not sure what I should be looking for.

Is the weld glowing red for a second afterwards a sign of too much heat? I remember reading something about it, but I can't recall if it was good or bad. I wasn't able to get a whole lot of accurate movement. I had my autodarkening helmet set between #12 and #13, which made it difficult to see ANYTHING.

I'll see if I can get some pics of my attempts later tonight.
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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby ponycarman » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:37 pm

If you get too much heat your weld will not look right at all. It will look kinda sunk in if I recall. Kinda like a cake that fell haha. Its normal to be red and hot when you are putting metal together. You just have to be careful on thinner gauge metal and when comming to the edge of a weld. It is very easy to burn a hole completely though the metal. Burn through is necessary for a strong weld. If you flip over the metal after welding you can see where the weld filler/arc has "burned through" slightly. Tonight when I get home I'll see if I can dig up some links that were very helpfull to me that might better explain it all haha.

It is a little tough to see sometimes. I focus on the arc and where I'm moving the glowing puddle of metal to know where I'm at. And if I have enough room I use a finger or two to kinda index the tip of the torch and keep the distance consistant. Lol but I almost set glove on fire a few times when my finger was too close to the weld puddle lol.

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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby M20_fever » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:13 pm

image doesnt work and the link just takes me to a forum...

flux is ok, but very messy as stated. Its also harder to learn on since it bkows through much easier than gas mig.
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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:32 pm

*sigh* try this one...I only keep trying to use the same image because it's very close to the results I got.

One more try

Yeah, I think my helmet was set too dark because I couldn't even see the puddle.
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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby ponycarman » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:37 pm

What type of helmet do you have? I can leave mine on the darkest and still see well.

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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby blasphemy101 » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:10 pm

Harbor freight :/ I was worried it wasn't going to darken and i would blind myself or something. Clearly, that wasn't the case lol

It's entirely possible I wasn't even looking at the right thing. Im going to play with it more this weekend. First proyecto: front valence bracket for my is air dam -grin-
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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby ponycarman » Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:16 pm

Thats the same I have. It works fine for me. I would play with the setting on it to see if it improves.

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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby Nsquared97 » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:12 am

That last link does work. Unfortunately I don't know enough about welding to give you any advice based off of that lol. I learned tig/mig once at school, and never tried it again since. I should start though, welding would be a great skill to be proficient at.
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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby ponycarman » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:58 pm

This is probably the best article I've seen for all around mig welding tips and technique. Someone posted it on another forum a couple years back and I thought it was worth saving. Some great info on technique, equipment setup, different types of welds, and alot more.

http://www.profabricationtechniques.com ... g-welding/
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Re: DIY Revshift-style adapter?

Postby blasphemy101 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:36 pm

That's for the article. I'll be sure to look it over before the next time I'm able to sit down with my welder.

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