on Discounted Welding Rod Ovens
And Safety Equipment:
face shield, to protect the face and eyes from the electric rays and spatter from
the molten metal, is necessary. Use a shield with an adjustable headband; but
some shields are held with one hand while welding with the other, or used by an
observer. You will also need leather gloves, sleeves, and maybe an apron. Depending
on the position being welded, you may also need a protective bib, or an entire
forget high top work shoes, chipping hammer, wire brush, safety glasses for chipping
welds, vice gripes, and various clamps. Other equipment may include an anvil,
heavy hammer, tongs or long handled pliers, and a pail of water. Note: Be sure
to work in a well ventilated area.
Welding Rod Oven is fundamental. Store unopened welding
rod containers at room temperature, in a dry location. Once the container is opened
place the rods in a portable or stationary Rod Oven at proper settings. Various
styles and models of Rod Ovens are tailored to your needs. (Insert the link see
chart for proper storage.) When the rods are taken out of the holding oven
place them in a "pouch" or toolbox at the job location. Half way through
the day place unused rods back in the holding oven. Keep rotating the use of your
used/unused welding rods.
Outfit Is Needed:
a stationary location "fixed" equipment may be available, but in many
cases the portable Oxy/Acet burning outfits are used. The portable outfit on wheels
consists of an oxygen and acetylene cylinder, with attached valves, regulators,
gauges, hoses, and a cutting torch with removable welding tips for gas welding
cables of copper wire covered with a tough insulation are necessary to carry the
electric current from the welding machine to the work and back to the welder.
An electrode holder (stinger) and a lightweight "whip" are needed. The
holder/whip should be light, well insulated and sturdy to withstand the wear from
continuous handling. A ground clamp is used to attach the ground cable to the
work or the welding table. You will also need cable lugs to attach the cable to
are two basic types of machines, AC, alternating current and DC, direct current.
In a small workshop with single-phase electric (house current), the 225-ampere,
240-volt transformer (aka "buzzbox") machine is most often used. If
power is obtained from public utility lines, one or more of the following welding
machines can be used: Transformers, rectifiers, motor generators, and control
equipment can be options.
in doubt always check with the power company or a competent electrician before
selecting a power source or machine. (A good working knowledge of welding rod
selections and use is also essential.) If public utility power is not available,
a portable generator driven by gasoline or diesel engine is used. A portable welding
machine rated at 200 to 300 amps, with a 4 cylinder engine of 16 hp. is adequate
for a wide range of jobs.