Looking to make some stainless steel wands of my own

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  1. gorconjack
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    Dose anybody sell just the wand heads and or other stainless steal wand building material? And is there generic heads that can be bought , built onto wands and resold?

    Thanks very much for any help! :rockon:
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    Im curious as to what is your goal?

    To practice welding SS with a purpose?
    To modify/improve an existing design?
    To save money?


    Tony Dang at Cal Tools in SoCal would probably sell you something, I highly doubt , PMF, Westpak or CMP would.
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    Regardless how can people who make what is essentially a tube and a triangular head justify charging $750 -$1800 for a wand? There is no high technology and although swivels have been around for 30 years on janitorial tools like vacuum wands it's " NEW". And if they designed a wand correctly they wouldn't need a high priced piece of plastic to help it glide.
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    state of the art.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Carpet-Cle...m=183145265490&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
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    My following dot. “.”

    Jimmy. If I wasn’t so BD I would send you a Dev wand so you can see what all the hype is about.
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    Ive wanted to make my own wand too. I can Tig weld stainless fairly well and have a basic fabrication shop of a garage. One of these days I'll get to it.
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    I've always wanted to build a small aircraft. Supersonic, with variable wing for better aerodynamics at subsonic speeds.

    Low bypass turbofans, with afterburners, something to kick up a little dust and break a few windows. :biggrin:

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    Well, gotta start with a MIG welder, full atmosphere of argon, if over 1/2” thick, gotta add a touch of helium..,. 25% Otta do it..... the helium allows for hotter weld, thus getting better penetration..... or, just have Boeing do it for ya.... just chuck ‘em 250mil for R&D, they’ll build anything you want......
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    What Do they do with their scraps?
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    SR 71 Blackbird at the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson Ks.
    Its amazing, I can't get over the design.

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    Improve design and would rather not deal with Tony
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    The only thing uglier than a homemade TM is a homemade wand.
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    Forty years ago it was death to approach those.

    But tell you what, hook your wand up to those big engines and you can suck carpet from 100 miles away!
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