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Cheap homemade welders compared: AC stick, DC stick, DC spoolgun. Oxyfuel discussion.

Welding is usually the easiest and quickest way to build something.
You just put the parts next to each other and weld them.
You don't have to drill bolt holes and go to the hardware store for bolts.
Metal doesn't split like wood. It doesn't have grain and knots that make every piece different.
You can get all kinds of scrap metal for free. Bed frames, parts of old cars, etc etc.
And you can make your own welder for free or close to it.

Don't have access to a welder? LIAR!! All it takes is some junk car batteries and a welding rod.
Or some dead microwave ovens to butcher for the transformers.
Make your own industrial revolution!

Make these welders yourself!
AC stick welder,
DC stick welding with car batteries
wirefeed spoolgun with car batteries
Solar powered battery welder

This instructable is my "table of contents" for welding projects. When I do more projects I'll add more steps here to link to them.
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Step 1: Welding With Books!

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The most important welding tool is... INFORMATION.
Whenever I screw up a weld, I go look up how I should have done it. Sure enough, there's a proper polarity, current, feed rate, shielding gas/flow rate, flux etc for the weld. I do it that way, and suddenly I'm a great welder.

No matter how many welding books I get, I need them all. There's some kind of Japanese-style collusion between publishers to distribute the information between all the books. None of them have all the information you need. Every book will add a lot of information the others don't have. They also tend to devote a lot of space to info you'll never need, like how to weld train tracks using an automated submerged-arc machine.

The Miller online welding calculators are really good, especially for something like TIG that has 5 or 6 different parameters.
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haiders4 hours ago

Fabulous work.

elizazet7 days ago


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Vashikaran26 days ago

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freddyjefrie2 months ago


johnsonpaul3 months ago

nice collectin dude

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GrahamAbbey4 months ago

i totally love this work....

Rejanblink5 months ago

cant get the solar powered battery shipped to my place :-(

Cringojames5 months ago

This is amazingly useful and affordable

Davementor5 months ago

great stuff

StevenMccan6 months ago

This looks affordable

KanwarSingh6 months ago

awesome work buddy .........keep it up :)

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indiadumbells6 months ago

Great tut sir

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Alexisanchez7 months ago


Alexisanchez7 months ago


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