TIG Welding Cast Iron with 77 electrode

TIG Welding Cast Iron–Another video from Brandon Lund’s YouTube channel.

“Cast iron can be tricky to repair because it’s prone to cracking. Follow along as I repair a broken cast iron skillet handle using specialty welding rods with TIG. I also show you 5 ways to determine if your part is cast iron or cast steel. This repair method uses a preheat and a cool down. For this repair I used Muggy Weld #77 welding electrodes for it’s excellent crack resistance properties. After the repair was made, I wanted to see just how strong a piece of welded cast iron really is, so I clamped the handle to the workbench and began stacking weight on the skillet until eventually the weld failed! Wait until you see the results! This is just a demonstration. Nickel is a carcinogen. I would not weld anything with nickel that you ingest. I chose to weld this skillet to eliminate any accusations that this is made from anything other than cast iron.”

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