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Thread: Spot welder lower tong mods

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    SHARPSSHOOTER5090 SHARPSSHOOTER5090's Avatar
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    Got a new HF spot welder for Father's day today. No more plug welding rails which I have become good at, but no more. Its a bit tricky with a small gas wirefeed.

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    I tried using tubing, 1/2 inch soft copper from the hardware store was too springy. I bought a same length of 3/8 inch and slipped it inside. It works well. I reused the tip of the HF spot welder, but if I were to do it again I think I'd use MIG tips.

    Better would be a length of Type M hard copper tubing, if you have a plumbing supply in your town they should be able to fix you up.

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    I found a guy that sells that same tong on another forum for less than I could I could make it for.
    I bought one and it works, which was a surprise to me.
    But this tong really works; AK Hunter1 says it is hard copper tubing with heavy copper cable inside. And it has a
    MIG welder tip that is replaceable.
    He sells extra tips too. Here is the link.


    The Guns Network LLC ~ Discussion Forums - WTS Spot Welder Tong

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    One thing about aluminum. As it gets hot it expands and then shrinks when it cools.Make sure you check your connections for tightness once and a while.

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    I know this is a very old thread, but Type K copper is thicker...used for water supplies and such. If making a tong using cable and tubing, use the Type K.

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