How to Set Up a Stud Gun for Welding Aluminum Insulation Pins

WELDER BRANDS:

This setup works for Proweld, Midwest Fasteners, Erico, H.A. Jones, SWS stud welder guns.

ITEMS NEEDED: 

Items Needed for Welding Aluminum Insulation Pins

STEP 1: Install hybrid collet in gun shaft and tighten set screws.  

 Midwest Gun with Hybrid Collet

STEP 2: Screw legs on to the CD Foot.  The 7" legs will work for insulation pins up to 6" in length.  The 12" legs will work for insulation pins up to 11".

CD Stud Welder Foot and Legs

STEP 3: Install the spark shield in the foot with the allen screw in the bottom of the foot.

CD Spark Shield in Stud Welder Gun Foot

STEP 4: Slide foot piece into face plate.  Adjust so that 3/16" of the pin is sticking out past the spark shield and tighten the set screws in the face plate.

 Midwest CD Gun with Hybrid Collet and Leg Assembly

STEP 5: Unscrew the rear cap and remove the silver spring.  Install the gold spring and screw the rear cap back on.

Midwest CD Gun with Gold Spring