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Welding Tips anyone????

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MPH
Seeing as I broke 3 of the spring tooths on my toy last sunday,and it only has 8, anyone have some good advice on how to weld spring steel??? Seems I;ve always heard it won't hold...Thanks...MPH

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rokon2813
give it a shot. I welded the spring teeth off an old drag to the rusted steel cross tubing off that same drag with good old 6011 rod to make a cultivator behind my simpicity and used it in the garden all last year with no problem

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MPH
Thanks for the encouragement guys. I plan on tryin it this wonderful 3 day weekend. My daughters are up til sunday afternoon so it most likely won't be til later. Went and canoed the little Tok river this evening instead of trying out my new tires for traction. Precious moments only pass by in life, with memories left...MPH

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JoeJ
Marty, I've had the best luck useing E7018 on spring steel. And try to keep it sorta cool, not welding a lot at once. But also not letting it completely cool between passes. If that makes sence. [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/JoeJ/joej_sig2.gif[/img]

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JoeJ
Marty, hehehe, N/P. I'm way wooped in here on tractor knowledge. But 30 years of arc'n and spark'n I must'a got something figured out right a few times. [img]http://www.simpletractors.com/club2/uploaded/JoeJ/joej_sig2.gif[/img]

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Leroy
Joe; it is true that the weakest point when welding the spring steel is the haz. in order to return the part to it original condition heat treating is necessary. In this application it may or may not prove necessary.

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Leroy
your talking nearly immeadiatly. and the person needs to be ready for the violent reaction of the oil. It wont catch on fire unless you put a spark to the oil but take the necessary fire precautions prior to attmpting the oil emmersion quench. Then if you stir the the part in the oil so the oil will not affect 3 sides better than the one side laying on the bottom. The oil is going to sputter and spew like water in a hot oil skillet. The oil quench is a slower cool than air and the steel cannot absorb the hydrogen from the air that can cause embrittlement.

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thedaddycat
The quench will harden the steel, you then need to temper it to take some of the brittleness out of it. I've heard talk in blacksmithing circles of quenched parts snapping in two just by leaving them sit overnight without tempering them....

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