Pistol-Grip Spot Welder


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Old 01-27-15, 10:36 AM
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Pistol-Grip Spot Welder

Hi All, Purchased this inexpensive spot welder, got it home and found that the rods were missing. Finally got them replaced and am about ready to give it a go.

Here's the deal: The rods just fit loosely in the barrel. They'd fall out if I turned the welder pointing down. I know absolutely nothing about this thing. If it is supposed to work that way, then one would have to insert the rod, place it on the spot to weld, push it down and pull the trigger. However, it seems when you pull back on the trigger the rod goes "in" rather than coming out. I know when you let up on the trigger the rod comes out.

Any advice will be appreciated.

Thanks, Jim
 
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Old 01-27-15, 10:43 AM
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Found the problem: One of the rods had been broken off in the holder, so the rods will not go in properly to be secured by the set screw.

I wonder about taking it apart and fixing it???

Thanks, Jim
 
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Old 01-27-15, 10:52 AM
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You did not say what spot welder you have but if it's new and missing parts I'd return it. I've only used ones where you close the probes on either side of the material and it squeezes the parts together. I've used stud welders that had a gun that held the stud and pushed it into the base material as the stud was welded but have never seen a spot welder like you describe

 
 

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