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Welding cast iron

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Does anyone here know how to weld cast iron ?

How hard is it to do ?

I bought a belt driven planer which was a lovely bit on machinery , then the postal company decided to throw it around and break the cast iron parts

This is what it was like before Hermes got hold of it .

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And after the damage.

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You can get special rods for cast iron. Do the prep in the usual way, but warm up the cast iron before welding. That looks as if it would fit in the oven. When the wife's out of course.  ;)

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Neil,

You can weld it, but you need to preheat the castings and try a disimmilar rod if you arc weld it. I've had reasonable success with the mig and mild steel, but never really tried breaking something I welded.

I've got a small plough to weld up, will let you know how if goes.

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