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Testing my new⚡️Arc Welder⚡️ MMA-160 + Lichtenberg on Cedar

  • Published on Aug 22, 2020
  • I’ve never welded before and recently received this 160 Ampere Arc Welder, thinking I can apply high amperage current into my earth materials experiments. I just have to figure out exactly how...

Comments • 28

  • The Good Vibrations
    The Good Vibrations 2 years ago +2

    I weld all the time. That's why it's called an "Arc Welder" - it uses the plasma of the "arc" to work. High resistance when the nodes are touching - but the intense magic happens when the right distance creates an arc.

  • Chris Harrison

    Your slow start is likely caused by the standing water.

  • Christopher Rothe
    Christopher Rothe 2 years ago +4

    This is really Awesome Brother, time to have some fun. I feel like a kid at Christmas each time i get a new tool.👍🏻⚡

  • Gary Ha
    Gary Ha 2 years ago +4

    Maybe salt water to help it get started.

  • UniBomber Bear
    UniBomber Bear 2 years ago +1

    - If you're going to be using the welder around water you should stand on a rubber matt. You can still get a slight tingle. I used to check seem welds on torque converters by using compressed air then dunking them in water to see bubbles, and if so then I had to TIG weld the leak. I often got 'tingled'. Also I always preferred a regular welding mask. The auto darken ones I thought were nothing but problems. Fibremetal is the name of the best maker of welding gear I think, and you can buy their products at any welding supply shop, usually where they sell gas. I never tried to burn any 'rocks' , but it was my experience that anything non metallic will not conduct the arc very well, because of the low voltage , but the amperage is what will kill you. I will make you feel better by saying I never saw , or even heard of anyone being killed from welding , and I know a lot of welders.. You can read stuff on welding and its good to know, however all of that not as valuable as wxperience. . Wait til you get good at it. You'll be making all sorts of things, and repairing things.

  • Johnny Ray Bramton
    Johnny Ray Bramton 2 years ago +2

    Thank you for sharing this. Cool!

  • Herbie Irvine

    Have you been able to use the arc welder to make Lichtenberg patterns.

  • Joe Deglman
    Joe Deglman 2 years ago +2

    Arc welders have a fairly low voltage, it is difficult to get an arc into dry materials, especially non-conductive materials.

  • Buried Axblade
    Buried Axblade 2 years ago +1

    welders can make anything. now, learn how to make the unit & power it with gerbil treadmills!

  • Gary Ha
    Gary Ha 2 years ago +1

    Try a wooden dowel

  • Scientific Lee
    Scientific Lee 2 years ago +1

    its a toy, I know it, you know it....we are all waiting for you to play and see what you can make it do that it shouldn't do.... :)

  • Scientific Lee
    Scientific Lee 2 years ago +2

    I did weld ...please be careful and read all about it...metal sticking together is not cool for the amps.

  • Ethan Wrinkle
    Ethan Wrinkle Year ago +1

    Why do you need the transformer with your welder? Can you not run the welder without it?

  • Scientific Lee
    Scientific Lee 2 years ago +1

    get a welders hammer and a brush for the slag haha