This past weekend I spent some time with this titan from the past:
That being said, if you can feed it, it will run absolutely well, and a far cry better than the sad excuses for welders you tend to see cheapskates with these days.
The other adventure was using undersized electrodes of an unidentified type. I was doing some simple mods to this:
I added an IAT bung (popping the breaker until the whole thing was preheated enough to weld decently without mashing the go pedal all the way On the second power tap, so about 130A).
Here's a way overexposed shot of the bung:
The last bit was to flip the BOV bung 180*, which I did:
Overall decent, though far from perfect welding. It'll hold, that's for sure.
Note: that is not my welding on the BOV bung. I would have at least smoothed that out, but with the skinny tungsten and the breaker popping, I didn't want to start something that I couldn't finish.
Yay for TIG welding. :)