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Learn an Old Timer’s Secrets To Welding Aluminum Without A Spool Gun, Video Tips too!

Did you ever wonder how they weld aluminum with a Mig Welder? It can be very difficult, if not impossible. Usually, they use an expensive Spool Gun that is an attachment to a Mig Welder. That allows a welder to get smooth aluminum welds. But, who has that kind of money to spend on a Spool Gun? This video shows how to weld aluminum without any add-ons. With a few tricks and secrets, aluminum can actually be welded with a 110 volt Mig Welder.

Attention Videographers:  The equipment that I used to film this video is at the end!

Some of the items used in this video:

Welding Equipment

– Lincoln SP125 110 volt Mig Welder (SP125 No longer available, Updated to Lincoln 140): http://amzn.to/2siRFuh
– Jackson TrueSight II Electronic Welding Insert with Helmet: http://amzn.to/2siYjAT
– Lincoln Mig Cart (newer version of mine): http://amzn.to/2uCohjn
– Vise Grip C-Clamp Welding Clamp: http://amzn.to/2tIwwhp
– 5356 Aluminum Mig Welding Wire .030″: http://amzn.to/2tICcbp
– Lincoln .035″ Contact Tips: http://amzn.to/2tIBGds
– Argon Gas Cylinder, Empty (20 Cu Ft, Very Small): http://amzn.to/2tBo6YB
– 4 1/2″ DeWalt Electric Angle Grinder: http://amzn.to/2siUZFL
– Metal File Set: http://amzn.to/2sywQ2k
– Welding Gloves (size Large): http://amzn.to/2siWsMh
– Dust Mask/Respirator: http://amzn.to/2tBEgkK
– Safety Glasses: http://amzn.to/2tEkHI7
– Foam Ear Plugs: http://amzn.to/2tBMVUF

Video Equipment used to make this video:

– iPhone 6s: http://amzn.to/2uCGZr4
-iPhone 7 (Unlocked, but not sure what carriers): http://amzn.to/2siHTsg
– RodeLink Wireless Lavalier Microphone Set: http://amzn.to/2tIHtje
– Zhyiun Smooth II, 3 Axis Stabilized Gimbal for Smartphones: http://amzn.to/2tifGCR
– Clamp-on Light Holders/Reflectors: http://amzn.to/2tEe4FY
– Philips Daylight Balanced LED Flood Bulbs: http://amzn.to/2tIKv74
– Tripod (One of my favorites): http://amzn.to/2tC5oQR
– TRRS Male to TRS Single Female 3.5mm Adapter Cable: http://amzn.to/2tEf10Z
– Joby GorillaPod Focus with Ball Head X, Remote Control and Mounting Kit for Smartphones and Tablets: http://amzn.to/2tIp4CW
-iStabilizer Smartphone Mount: http://amzn.to/2uiRn7X
– 2 inexpensive Light Stands (as a kit, to mount the Flood Lights to): http://amzn.to/2sG0P3n