More than just an opinion in my book... The best seat belts
and parachute are pretty worthless if the bracket snaps
Joe Timney wrote:
> ARC Welding: Used to build bridges and ships
> Mig Welding: Small Unit: Used to weld sheet Metal
> Larger Unit: Used for thicker sheet metal
> TIG Welding: Used to weld race cars, Space ships and things you want to
> Joking aside...penetration is what is important. One should make a
> coupon( sample piece) and test it for complete penetration before
> attempting to weld with some of the smaller machines. It may be YOUR
> LIFE!!!! I use TIG for almost everything...but I know the limit. I have
> had Nasa certs and welded space suit junk in past jobs. I was required
> to weld many coupons for testing and I learned the value of testing the
> penetration in various types of joints.
> Mig welds are VERY hard and if not penetrated enough, they will snap on
> impact of a crash. Too many welds are done with those 120 volt little
> shit boxes everybody sells. ( I know many a race car has been built with
> Another thing: Use the correct rod for the job. Mig wire is NOT for
> heliacing! There is a difference.
> just my option!!!