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    the mods look great. Now to bad there isn't a place to rent a spot welder from. I don't think harbor freight would let me buy one, modify, then return it after I'm done .

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    On a 115 volt spot welder, how long do you think I should hold the trigger for? 3-4 Seconds?

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    I know this is an old post but I want to thank 7.62X39 for those pictures! Just finished the mods a few minutes ago to my spot welder, and now it looks just like those pics. Although i don't have a milling machine so i used a angle grinder, worked fine. I made one test weld it came out better than perfect LOL so i stopped there for the night.

    Tommorow i'll bend a flat and try that spot welder out properly.

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    I have a chance to pick up a used spot welder that does not have any tongs on it. Since I want to modify them anyway what would be the best/cheapest place/way to get a set of tongs setup this way. Can I just buy copper rod and bend it or would it be cheaper to have someone on the board make me a set? I don't have the spot welder yet so I'm just getting information at this point. If I have to buy new tongs what can I expect to pay for them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fal_shooter
    I have a chance to pick up a used spot welder that does not have any tongs on it. Since I want to modify them anyway what would be the best/cheapest place/way to get a set of tongs setup this way. Can I just buy copper rod and bend it or would it be cheaper to have someone on the board make me a set? I don't have the spot welder yet so I'm just getting information at this point. If I have to buy new tongs what can I expect to pay for them?

    $34.99 for a set of replacement tongs at harbor freight. Both the regular and wide throat are the same price.

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    A 5/8"X12" copper bar runs $10 at Mcmaster-Carr.
    The tips are designed to be replaceable and should be available from a local welding supply house.
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    Just ordered a 115v spot welder from HF today.
    Also ordered a replacement lower tong for $12.96 (#27197-0ZZA) and a pair of replacement tips for $1.29 each (#27198-0ZZA).

    Thanks for the post and pictures.

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    Well, it looks like I am going to need to get serious about the tong mod since I just picked up a 220 Chicago Electric spot welder on ebay for $64.00.
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    Just posted on the classfied page modified lower Tongs for for sale as per 762x39's specification.

    http://www.gunco.net/forums/showthre...5739#post55739

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    If anyone had one regular tong they would like to sell send me a PM. I bought a spot welder on EBay and it did not have any tongs. I bought one of the modified tongs listed here but I am still one short. I don't want to buy a full replacement set if I can get by cheaper since I only need one tong. If you replace yours with one of these and you now have one spare let me know.

    Thanks
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