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Old 11-14-2018, 07:01 PM
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Hi,

Every once and awhile, you make a purchase and become surprised on how well it works. I have two products that I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality and function.

The first product comes from TM Technologies. It is their 4"x4" flame resistant canvas shot bag. I added this to my last purchase, to help round out the order and I use it all the time. It works great as a soft dolly for shrinking out in the middle of a panel and is wonderful for welding.

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I use it to hold the parts while tack welding. The weight helps prevent the part from lifting while heated. I also use it to tap the seam closed while welding. The high temp material protects the bag and should last a long time. For shrinking out in the middle of a panel, I use it as a conventional dolly, with a plastic mallet. It shrinks well but I do need to practice a little more. I will be purchasing several more of these.

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Next item is this high temp TIG finger sold by my local welder supply. You can find these on-line as well. This one was made by Flak Finger, but Im sure there are other brands as well.

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The high temp material, protects your welding gloves and your precious little fingers from burning while welding. I often rest my hand on the hot surface while holding the TIG torch, to control my movement. I use old burned up welding gloves as a heat barrier for my new gloves but that can be a pain is the A$$. The TIG finger does well, if you are running a long bead, and you don't mind having your two fingers contained in the unit. How some of you guys weld with out gloves is beyond me

A Nieuport 28 (WW1 replica) oil tank for a customer, using these tools. Both items are in-expensive and well worth it, in my opinion.

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Tight weld joints made easier and gloves that will last longer, that is AOK by me.

Bill
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Old 11-14-2018, 10:19 PM
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Bill
Thanks for the reviews.

Looks like a couple of items to add on the wish list.
Maybe the Christmas list.

Steve
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Thanks for the input Bill!
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Old 11-15-2018, 01:46 AM
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Helpful review; thanks Bill
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Old 11-18-2018, 10:52 AM
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Jody at the Weldmonger Store has various configurations of the TIG finger.


Here's a link: https://weldmongerstore.com/products/tig-finger


I like is "Tips & Tricks" video tutorials. The guy gives a lot back!


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