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WHATS UP IAM BUILDING  MY 4TH TALL BIKE.   2 OF THEM ARE 4 1/2 FT TO 5 FT TALL AND 1 IS 61/2 T 7 FT TALL I USED NUTS AND BOLTS ONLY NO WELDS AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT ALL THREE ARE HOLDNG TOGETHER VERY WELL ,I WANT TO GO UP 1O FT ON THIS NEXT ONE   BUT DONT WANNA PUSH THE LIMITS OF PHYSICS AND GRAVITY SO WHAT TYPE OF WELDER SHOULD I USE  TIG   MIG  ARC  I D K   

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Kryptonite

7 years ago

I have no qualms with the abilities of brazing, no! I've seen individuals who can braze a joint both stronger and neater than I could with a MIG.

I, sadly, have not had enough time to learn welding up to a level of skill better than just being able to join pieces of metal without too much fuss. Hopefully I'll get a chance soon!

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Kryptonite

7 years ago

Because brazing is DEFINITELY a beginner's tool :P

I think it's similar to TIG: harder, but better if you're trying to learn how to weld.

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Kryptonite

7 years ago

I, personally would reccomend MIG if you're going to buy a welder, and definitely practise before hand. If you want to get into welding properly, start with stick (TIG), it's a considerable amount harder but once you get stick down pat then moving to other types of welding will be a breeze.

Try go gasless if you can, it makes everything SO much easier. Just practise before you do welding for an actual job, get some one to show you if possible, it will cut learning time in half, easily.

Good luck, keep up the awesome making!!

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iceng

7 years ago

I started with a MIG but then switched to Heliarc welding of aluminum and now
find through search find that TIG and Heliarc are the predominant bike welding
technology.

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GINOOOiceng

Answer 7 years ago

THANKS ICENG

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frollard

7 years ago

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_welding#Consumable_electrode_methods

Each has pros and cons involving cost, strength, requirements, skill, etc...