Hope I'm in the right forum for this question.
Been using a HF spotwelder with great success for a while and as usual , something crops up where the darn thing can't fit in to spot weld due to size.
Wondering of the possibility of adding a "skinny" pair of extension copper tongs to the existing Tongs, to enable reach inside narrow cavities, such as mag. Bodies etc.
Don't know if this would be safe/unsafe, effective or a useless exercise ?.
It would really open up a lot of possibilities though, should it be doable.
Any thoughts appreciated.
Thanks 7.62x39, I remember your mods. from some years back and that"s how I configured mine. Great for receivers.
What I was getting at,was a way to get inside a Mag. body.
Thinking of size reduction of, say3 or 4 inches(haven't measured anything yet), of the lower Tong, and having it either flat or round , with a parallel sided tip, to fit in the mag., body for
Any reason this wouldn't work?.
I suggest a bit of insulation around the tong that goes inside the mag shell. That will prevent arcing out in the wrong places. A special low profile copper tip will likely be needed for inside work. I have used small copper rivits for that replaceable tip.
VD in AZ
Hey VD, thanks, sounds like a plan.
What material for insulation would be appropriate ?
I have used non-OSHIT approved paper wrapped several times around the tong and secured with glue or tape. Yes, it's combustable... somwhat. Don't get it that darn hot !!!! Fiberglass cloth should be a better wrap, tied down with fiberglass thread.
VD in AZ
Insultherm Spark Plug Boot Insulators are good for 1200 degrees. It is a sleeve 7.5" long made from heat resistant fiberglass yarn. 4 for about $15. Buy from car racing store.
OK, thanks for all the input folks.
I've ordered some 5/8 Copper Rod From MacMaster-carr and just need to source the insulation and then see if the plan comes together.