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Stainless Steel welding.

Post by stationary stu on Fri Jun 10 2011, 16:16

Can anyone tell me if it's straight forward to weld stainless steel? I need to mig weld stainless steel and is it the same as steel or will I need special welding wire? I've got some brackets that are ideal for making an axle so can anyone give me some info please.

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Re: Stainless Steel welding.

Post by stationary stu on Fri Jun 10 2011, 17:05

Done some reading up and I'm now even more confused ( if that's possable Laughing Laughing ) I use a gas-less mig welder and everything I've read is about the gas to use, so I don't know if I can weld with a gas-less welder. It looks as if I need special welding wire Crying or Very sad I've learned that it's very dangerous to inhale the fumes when welding stainless steel. No
So I still need abit of help about the gas-less part of it.

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Re: Stainless Steel welding.

Post by matt86 on Fri Jun 10 2011, 19:31

never done stainless steel welding before but my brother does it on a daily basis ... im seeing him on sunday , i will ask
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Post by stationary stu on Sat Jun 11 2011, 08:52

Thanks Matt.

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Post by matt86 on Sat Jun 11 2011, 19:27

oh shi* i totally forgot to ask him was at wiltshire steam and vintage rally today , il ask him tomorrow if can
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Re: Stainless Steel welding.

Post by stationary stu on Sun Jun 12 2011, 10:06

Not a problem Matt, I might have to have a re-think about welding the axle as I don't think it will be strong enough, so looking at plating and bolting it now.

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Re: Stainless Steel welding.

Post by mike d on Sun Jun 12 2011, 22:46

STU..
problem is you are to far away from us Dorset boys..i know a fella that did do it but not 100% sure he still does it..
its quite expensive to do though...
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Post by stationary stu on Mon Jun 13 2011, 09:08

Thanks Mike, think I've found away round welding it.

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Post by mike d on Mon Jun 13 2011, 12:39

excellent..good luck with it..
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Re: Stainless Steel welding.

Post by Nate on Fri Jun 17 2011, 02:28

you need to use stainless steel wire. as far as i know, you can't do it on a gasless mig
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Re: Stainless Steel welding.

Post by stationary stu on Fri Jun 17 2011, 09:03

That's what I found out that I needed special gas, so I've got another idea to sort it. thanks for replying.

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