Spot welding arms

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Grumpy Northener
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Spot welding arms

#1 Post by Grumpy Northener » Sun Dec 11, 2016 11:54 pm

I have a old but very good sealey spot welder with a separate timer - problem being that the arms / throat of machine only allows for about 100mm of depth - for some reason spot weld arms are stupid money £200 - £300 +, eventually after much research I found some angled electrodes that with a bit of modification fit my machine and now extend the throat to circa 200mm
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the cost was under £60 so money well spent in my book - I still want to extend the arms so have now ordered a metre length of 25mm diameter copper bar (£36) which I will have to machine to fit but should now be able to make up a pair of 300mm reach arms that will accept straight electrodes + the angled ones which will extend the arms a further 100mm hence giving a 400mm reach in total which should be good enough for most panels ;)
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Re: Spot welding arms

#2 Post by Ian » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:04 pm

Anything that saves money is a good thing
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