MarkieB Posted August 21, 2005 Share Posted August 21, 2005 professional welding sites seem to suggest that for welding up to 3mm, then a 130 [possibly even 105] amp rig would do, although the less professional enthusiasts seem to tend to suggest at least 150 amps for a lap weld in 3mm. I notice that for instance manufacturers making roll cages seem to make them from Eg 3mm wall tube, so 3mm should be sufficient for most purposes, perhaps up to 5/6mm for winch mounts, bumpers etcetera. [obviously there are certain people, naming no names, who favour 10mm ] really I'd think of investing in the minimum kit that would serve for foreseeable welding on the Land Rover, so basically 130 amps, although I think the local barn has got mini oxy kits for quite reasonable prices, so for the minimal amount of welding I'd ever need, providing oxy doesn't burn holes in thinner metal, that'd be a good idea too The way it's looking for now, all that I'll have to do is practice, then weld engine mounts on, as the chassis itself was thoroughly repaired/welded at an LR garage at the turn of the millennium according to receipts. Of course, it looks as though welding gets more-ish Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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