If it runs and works that's not a bad price.
I burned alot of ac7018 but now you can buy a good AC / DC welder for less than it will scrap out for. Its hard to believe how times have changed . I never dreamed i would have the tools i now have and be able to get them for scrap iron prices.Have never tried 7018 with AC, good tip thanks. And some low end places "box stores" only have that AC 7018, is it any good or do they use similar flux as something like 7014 or 6013 (the go to AC buzz box rods)?
One of my favorite go to tools I carry daily.
Dewalt 20v die grinder with Chinese import carbide burr set.
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It rides in my truck daily and gets pulled out for odd jobs weekly like this one. My bobcat forks came with a hole in one fork that was flame cut kind of egg shape.
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Supposed to be a ¾ hole, but a ¾ pin just won't fit.
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About 15 seconds with the die grinder on the narrow spot and now the pin fits like a glove.
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Took longer to get the die grinder out and set it up than it did to fix the fork. I've used this die grinder for a lot of different uses over the last 3 years I've had it. My dad doubted it being handy when I got it, now he wonders how we got along without it before.