I just wanted to pass along my two cents about the ABI tack II welder
in the wake of the articles just seen. After a shaky start, I’m
really in love with it. It certainly makes positioning heads, jump
rings etc. a breeze and is saving time (or possibly just saving
frustration) in our 5 goldsmith shop.
Granulation is very fun and cool! see:
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I haven’t had any luck fusion welding silver, but then I haven’t
really spent time on it… and the collet on the cock and fire weld
pencil is sloppy.
Concept of tool
Product $ value
8/10 at $1,300. can it be that hard to build?
5/10 arrived damaged due to design flaw, voltmeter went out in 2
weeks, but the folks at ABI were good and now everything works.
4/10 overpriced, make your own
My advice, buy one and experiment, it is worth learning to use it.
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