New Full-Line Miller Welding Catalog Available
The free 2009 edition of Miller Electric Manufacturing Company's catalog of welding and cutting equipment can now be downloaded at www.millerwelds.com/service/lit_req.php. You also can request a hard copy.
The 96-page full-color catalog includes MIG welders, TIG welders, stick welders, plasma cutters, welding generators, welding helmets, safety gear and accessories, along with proper product selection charts. It also describes Miller's free online welding communities.
Looking for Welding Project Ideas?
If you've been searching for plans to build a 24' gooseneck trailer, an electric-start log splitter or even a gas-fired cooker trailer, Arc Welded Projects, Volume IV may be just the book for you. The 200-page paperback is filled with design plans and step-by-step instructions created by welding students across the U.S.
The plans are divided into five categories: agriculture, trailers, shop projects, home and recreation, and miscellaneous. All of the welding plans in the book were submitted as entries to the James F. Lincoln Arc Welding Foundation's Awards Programs.
You can purchase the book for $10 at www.JFLF.org
. On the Web site you can also learn more about the foundation's awards programs and order numerous educational DVDs and books.
Compact Wire Welders
Lincoln Electric's Power MIG 140 and 180 welders feature the company's premium arc control and Diamond Core Technology for enhanced aluminum and stainless steel welding. A cast aluminum drive provides rigid wire alignment, and an optional spool gun delivers reliable aluminum feeding performance at an economical price.
Power MIG 140 models run on 120-volt household current, with a range of 30 amps to 140 amps. That allows single-pass welding up to 10-gauge steel and self-shielded multiple-pass welds up to 5⁄16".
Power MIG 180 models run on 208- to 230-volt input power, with a range of 25 amps to 180 amps. That permits single-pass MIG welding up to 3⁄16" steel and self-shielded flux-cored multiple-pass welding up to ½". Both models are offered with two levels of voltage control.
For more information, visit www.lincolnelectric.com
Low-Hydrogen Stick Electrode
A new low-hydrogen general purpose stick electrode, the Hobart 418, from Hobart Brothers, is designed to provide excellent welding arc starts and restarts, produce a virtually spatter-free arc and create a flat weld bead profile with a fine rippled finished appearance.
The Hobart 418 can weld smoothly on moderately dirty or rusty materials and produces an easily removable slag that, in many cases, is self-peeling. It's also an excellent choice for working conditions with high heat and humidity due to its low absorption of moisture. For more info, go to www.hobartbrothers.com/products, and click on "Hobart 418.”