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    Just a heads up that HF has there spot welder on sale for $149.00...$70.00 off!!!!
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    George do you have the 115 volt model. If so how do you like it? Jack
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    Jack,
    I don't have one yet. Heading to HF to get one hopefully today. I just got the flyer in the mail. I believe it is the 230V model on sale.
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    I wonder what the difference is in performance between the two? I had the 220 volt model but the switch died almost as soon as I got it. I sent it back and got a refund. I can honestly say that HF customer service is really fair. I like doing business with them.
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    There is a HArbour Freight about 10 miles from me. I like dealing direct. They have a great replacement policy that you can purchase for a few bucks. If it something that I am going to work hard, I will buy the policy.
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    Please let us know how you like the welder for doing rails.
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    I picked up the spot welder today. I have no idea how to use it. I know that I will have to modify one of the electrodes to fit inside of the receiver
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    I am amazed they can sell stuff like that with out a decent operators manual.
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    My HF spot welder came with a manual and it has some good info on duration of weld to thickness, but after modifiying it with the tube to fit into the receiver that infomation pretty much went out the door.

    I hope to do a couple of practice welds to see just how much time it will take per weld. I've read where others were holding the switch for about 3 seconds per weld. I know that using the tongs that came with the welder 3 seconds would be way to long. I tried welding washers together and after about 1/2 second I got melt through. So I'm thinking maybe the 3 second time is for the modified tongs (one solid and the other 1/2" copper tubing).

    The first time I tried it the welder popped the circuit breaker (115V/15amp) so now I need to try a 20 amp cicrcuit and see how that works.

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    how do you modify the tongs to fit inside the receiver?

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