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« Reply #9850 on: March 13, 2020, 03:55:45 pm »
Why do you need such a big spot welder, I'm curious.
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« Reply #9851 on: March 13, 2020, 04:01:20 pm »
Why do you need such a big spot welder, I'm curious.

I won't call that a spot welder. That thing looks like a stud welder at least.
 

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« Reply #9852 on: March 13, 2020, 06:43:12 pm »
Why do you need such a big spot welder, I'm curious.

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« Reply #9853 on: March 13, 2020, 07:15:32 pm »
Why do you need such a big spot welder, I'm curious.

If you have to ask, you don't understand  :-DD
True, at work we have a few 2000amp welders  :scared:
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« Reply #9854 on: March 13, 2020, 07:29:39 pm »
I won't call that a spot welder. That thing looks like a stud welder at least.
What makes you think that isn't a spot welder? Google seems to serve slightly more modern iterations of the same thing and that's what I would call it too.
 

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« Reply #9855 on: March 13, 2020, 07:37:11 pm »
A very large old spot welder. Water cooled, pneumatic plunger, controlled weld timing. 400V AC supply, which means it runs the single phase weld transformer across 2 phases of 3 phase 415V.

Another restoration project. Surprisingly it actually contains some electronics. 'Solid State' they proudly boast, which gives an idea of the vintage.

It's home now, but I still have to get it off the trailer. Plan involves a large improvised timber tripod and a chain hoist. Tomorrow.
The thing is immensely heavy. I don't even know if my 1000Kg chain hoist will be adequate. Might have to buy a bigger one.
That hoist should handle it comfortably. Nice find and knowing you you got it for a fair price.
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« Reply #9856 on: March 13, 2020, 08:41:27 pm »
What did I buy today? This.  :-DD

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« Reply #9857 on: March 14, 2020, 04:42:11 am »
Rolls of thermal printer paper?  :-+  ;D
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« Reply #9858 on: March 14, 2020, 04:48:16 am »
Rolls of thermal printer paper?  :-+  ;D

What no TP available in your town?  :-DD
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« Reply #9859 on: March 14, 2020, 01:38:06 pm »
That hoist should handle it comfortably. Nice find and knowing you you got it for a fair price.

It did.

Took most of the day and some false starts to get the tripod built and in place. In the rain. Once it was up and positioned right, the spot welder lift was easy.

Why do I need such a big spot welder? A: I don't. What I wanted was almost any second hand pedestal spot welder,  for a cheap price. Ideally one in working condition, I wasn't having any luck finding one, then found this. It's NOT in working condition, and needs plenty of work to restore it. But otoh, it has full cycle control and is massive. Able to do any kind of spot welding I might ever need.
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« Reply #9860 on: March 14, 2020, 02:14:24 pm »
Yup, I think that may do any kind of spot wielding you EVER need. Safe to say “all bases covered”...!!   :-+
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« Reply #9861 on: March 14, 2020, 05:57:19 pm »
I've just bought a PC gaming accessory... for my soldering needs. Apparently, among the PC gamers, who swear by their corded mice, a "mouse bungee" is a thing. In case the photo doesn't explain it sufficiently, those things sticking out are springs with just enough stiffness to support the loop of cable under its own weight while allowing enough give to be comfortably flexed in any direction. I figured it could help me deal with the problem of the soldering iron cord always getting in the way and annoying me to no end and indeed, it seems to have done the trick. While it doesn't seem like much, it allows for just enough cable for it not to keep getting in the way while being able to comfortably reach my whole working area.
 

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« Reply #9862 on: March 14, 2020, 06:36:58 pm »
a tek465 ,it cost 35$.very pretty  ^-^
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« Reply #9863 on: March 14, 2020, 09:49:28 pm »
What did I buy today? This.  :-DD

In germany, the people actually buying toilet paper in massive amounts - the markets were out of stock at this weekend...  |O
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« Reply #9864 on: March 14, 2020, 10:32:32 pm »
Thank you corona…. :palm:
You realize the virus does not need toilet paper, right? :-DD

You should thank the fine people that are citizens of the worldwide "Republic of Egotistical Idiots"... (this has been happening everywhere :palm:)
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« Reply #9865 on: March 14, 2020, 10:53:18 pm »
I don´t get it what their intentions are…
I´m safe when I only got enough toilet paper...wtf...
 
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« Reply #9866 on: March 14, 2020, 10:57:02 pm »
From the Tea thread a day or so back. Will be interesting to see if normality has returned when I go grocery shopping in a few days in Oz, there is surely only so much TP each idiot can horde  :palm:
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« Reply #9867 on: March 16, 2020, 05:22:14 pm »
Well I bought this some weeks ago, but with all the sh#tstorm around all that's been happening with the "Human Malware", didn't had time to come here (It's good to be back home):



 - rOtring 600 Mechanical Pencil and rOtring 600 Ballpoint Pen (My wife just saw my Pentel Graphgear and "kindly" put in her own Moleskine for her own use. She also "kindly" put my Pentel Graphgear Ballpoint, that is no more manufactured and can't be found other that over priced on eBay) (EDIT - I already posted this before, my mistake for had forgotten. Still my wife "kindly" getting the Pentel's is true);
 - Nomad Universal USB-A to MicroUSB/Lightning/USB-C (my old cable gone kaput, so this was a warranty replacement from Nomad);



 - Elecom Deft Pro Index Trackball (JD.com had a promotion on this one, and I had spent a week before with a Logitech M570 but didn't got used to it, so I returned and I've been using this one for 2 weeks and so far I never needed to pick up the mouse again. Also for the ones who want to get used to a trackball, just draw a PCB or play a RTS/RTM game as C&C or Rollercoaster Tycoon, you will get used to it after less than 2 days).
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« Reply #9868 on: March 16, 2020, 05:42:34 pm »
Noticed your absence BP....good to have you back !
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« Reply #9869 on: March 16, 2020, 05:56:10 pm »
Noticed your absence BP....good to have you back !

Yes, thank you. Being very busy with all the things been happening, plus with the new born everything gets forgotten and time is reduced. Here a photo from him taken today (the forum accepts it as landscape even if it's rotated).

His name is Jayden, a new member of the family.
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« Reply #9870 on: March 16, 2020, 06:13:05 pm »
Noticed your absence BP....good to have you back !

Yes, thank you. Being very busy with all the things been happening, plus with the new born everything gets forgotten and time is reduced. Here a photo from him taken today (the forum accepts it as landscape even if it's rotated).

His name is Jayden, a new member of the family.
Welcome to the forum Jayden !  ;D
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« Reply #9871 on: March 17, 2020, 01:23:59 am »
Congratulations on the sweet little Jayden, Black Phoenix! Hang in there; they steal your energy but are totally worth it.
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« Reply #9872 on: March 17, 2020, 03:15:21 pm »
Why do you need such a big spot welder, I'm curious.

If you have to ask, you don't understand  :-DD
True, at work we have a few 2000amp welders  :scared:

2000amps? I thought I can weld anything (which doesn't need AC) with hitbox tig200p on spotwelding mode
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« Reply #9873 on: March 17, 2020, 08:30:38 pm »
From the Tea thread a day or so back. Will be interesting to see if normality has returned when I go grocery shopping in a few days in Oz, there is surely only so much TP each idiot can horde  :palm:

And on March 1st, everyone will be returning it all to pay the rent. |O
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« Reply #9874 on: March 18, 2020, 01:44:44 am »
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