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    Default Need help with porta spot 2001 welder

    Hallo...

    Has anyone used or seen in action unit like this? It is 240 v, oplenty of powrr, has controls..

    A giy locally is selling it for $100...

    https://goo.gl/images/Hj6Bsq


    I want to use it for welding tips and star washers on panels....

    https://www.fenderbender.com/ext/res...le-System.jpg?

    So modify the tip to accept these studs amd use it like this..

    Any ideas if tbis would work?

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    Default Amazing!

    Quote Originally Posted by baubau View Post
    Hallo...

    Has anyone used or seen in action unit like this? It is 240 v, oplenty of powrr, has controls..

    A giy locally is selling it for $100...

    https://goo.gl/images/Hj6Bsq


    I want to use it for welding tips and star washers on panels....

    https://www.fenderbender.com/ext/res...le-System.jpg?

    So modify the tip to accept these studs amd use it like this..

    Any ideas if tbis would work?
    Your first item, if a good deal and YOU'LL use it, buy it. I don't have other usage comment on the unit.

    Your second item is AMAZING to me. Shows Europe has it all over us is where I first saw video of these style dent pullers. There are a lot of these in use on you tube. They give a whole new meaning to the world of 'STUD' welders. I posted videos I found a few years back of them on this forum without much interest from anyone which I found strange.

    Henry

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    Yes buy it make sure it's not a 3 phase 208 volt machine. I still use my old Lenco spot welder and weld washers on panels like a heavy stud welder.

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    Tommie ,thanks for response..


    Yes, it is 3 phase 220/240 volt and i think it is pretty much same unit like Lenco...


    So you can weld washers on?...so that means one cable with trigger is like gun and other handle is ground, sort of?...

    I want to make a horizontal cut in the tip of handle with trigger and just slightly weld those long washers..


    Do you this unit has control for that?

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    After all these years, i gotta either modify that one if i get it or get one of these...



    https://www.amazon.com/Lenco-Volt-Po.../dp/B000HI28S2

    https://m.ebay.com/itm/GYS-Spot-2700...-/262647680757


    Or Dent shark unit but that one is chinese made...

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    BauBau My machine is an older Lenco spot welder and like you said I cut the copper tip to fit washers and the other tip is used as a ground. A little slower this way but such a good machine and I own it great for a one man non production shop. Mine has a timmer control so I can spot for a 1/2 sec. or much longer. Are you sure this machine is a 3 phase ?

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    Tommie, i am wrong, it is not 3 phase...

    I am negotiating with this seller...

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    The dented and damaged rocker season is coming snd i feel pulling with twist washers and a rod will bw essier amd less structual damage to metal, plus mostly rocker panels are oiled inside here in Ontario and i am scared of welding and fire incident...

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    Oh Good hope you can buy it

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    Baubau, why not just use the heavy studs with the regular stud welder ? I have a Lenco Spot and I have owned a couple Porta Spots. The Porta Spot welders were made I believe in Windsor Ontario. They have been out of business for a long time, so parts like the timer board etc will be hard to find.

    I saw the picture of the guy using all those washers with the allen wrenches sticking through them and it really makes no sense to me why he's doing it that way. A regular stud welder would work just as well, maybe even better.

    I don't use my LencoSpot much as it has limited uses. It collects dust 99.9% of the time. But it is there for the rare occasions that I need it.

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