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A couple of projects with the LS416D

06-21-2009, 06:25 AM
I purchased a LS416D from Longevity a few months ago and haven't had much time to use it but below are some links to pictures of a couple of very small projects I have done with it.

http://weldingdata.com/WelderReviews/longevity/WeldMaxLC416D/100_0391.JPG (http://weldingdata.com/WelderReviews/longevity/WeldMaxLC416D/100_0391.JPG)

http://weldingdata.com/WelderReviews/longevity/WeldMaxLC416D/7018Inposition.JPG (http://weldingdata.com/WelderReviews/longevity/WeldMaxLC416D/7018Inposition.JPG)

http://weldingdata.com/WelderReviews/longevity/WeldMaxLC416D/P1090035.JPG (http://weldingdata.com/WelderReviews/longevity/WeldMaxLC416D/P1090035.JPG)

06-21-2009, 07:45 AM
Great looking welds GA. Nice tune too :-). Thanks for sharing.


06-21-2009, 09:43 AM
Thanks for sharing

06-22-2009, 08:02 PM
I especially like the "tunes". So far I have only done little stuff with my 40.

11-11-2011, 08:21 PM
Just a follow up. I haven't been doing much on the internet but figured I'd comment on the 416. Its been sitting in my shed, idle for quite awhile. A friend wanted me to weld some header tubes for a 58-59 corvette he is rebuilding, so I got the 416 out, it had been in the shed but left near the door that was often open during storms, it was pretty covered with spider webs. I blew it off, plugged it in, set it to TIG and went to town. Ran great. No fire or flames.

I'd try the plasma but my "imported" 25 gallon compressor died way before the welder. Thinking about just using nitrogen.

Anyway, I have gotten pretty good use out of this machine and don't know about the newer models, but I think this one is pretty sturdy. My only issue is trying to get the foot pedal to slope down further in amperage before shutting off.

Have a good one.


11-12-2011, 07:38 AM
Thanks for the update Gerald, it's good to see you back on the forum again.

11-12-2011, 07:54 AM
Definitely some nice welds.I play music so i really like your musical notes also.

11-12-2011, 01:21 PM
I like the notes too! - Too bad about the compressor. I'm thinking nitrogen might be a little pricey though.

11-13-2011, 07:24 AM
Kinda glad to be back, just lost interest in computers for awhile. Got a job working maint in a paper mill. Not QC, Not teaching, Just welding. But started back teaching at a night job last week and figured I'd check out the internet and when I fired up the welder the other day, I thought about this forum.

Can't speak for every longevity machine but this one has paid for itself a couple of times over.

11-13-2011, 08:47 AM
That's great to hear Gerald.

11-13-2011, 09:32 AM
It's hard for me to imagine life without a welder. Just yesterday I was getting ready to install a couple of store bought tire racks, thinking all that I'd have to do was drill some pilot holes and screw in some lag bolts. - Guess what. I had to weld on a tab because I couldn't hit a stud where it was important to have a lag bolt to keep the thing tight to the wall. - No big deal because the welder was sitting right there. It would have been really awkward without it, and I would have had to waste time and money getting someone else to do it.

11-13-2011, 09:43 AM
I hear ya Art. I don't know how others live without a welder. Well actually, now that I think about it they all seem to come to me. Usually with empty pockets. :(

01-05-2013, 01:36 PM
Just added a little to my review page on my old website at Longevity Stick/Tig/Plasma (http://weldingdata.com/WelderReviews/longevity/WeldMaxLC416D/longevity_weldmax_lc.htm) but below is the text of what I added.

5 Jan 2013

I have had the machine for over 3 years. The warranty is out but it still works. I has been in use by one of my welding students for practicing at home and I got it back today to fix a trailer jack.

I used the plasma function to gouge the existing jack from the trailer. At 1st it worked really well but the torch did begin to cut out after about 6" of weld. The machine, torch, and tips are not advertized as being able to gouge. I do this by leaning the torch back and pushing the metal out of the way. This requires the arc to be nearly 1/2" before getting to the metal. But regardless, it worked faster than a metabo. Also, I had to run the air right to the machine without the filter as no air would go through the regulator. (The only thing that doesnt work besides the high frequency arc starting for the plasma and tig.

I swapped it back to stick, tacked the new jack on, and put a pass around with 1/8" E6010.+++ running at about 100 on the dial.

I then cranked it all the way up to 140 and finished the weld with a pass of 1/8" E7018.


While welding the machine never cut out or was difficult to control. The 6010 did not run quite as smooth as with the machines I use at work. was a tendency for arc blow as the electrode got shorther.

01-05-2013, 02:24 PM
That must be one heck of a trailer to have to weld the jack on there that good. Very nice welds with that Longevity welder. Great job.

01-05-2013, 02:43 PM
I borrowed it from a friend and the other jack stuck. It was welded on too. So I just replaced it the same way. It could have been bolted but those are better used somewhere things are designed to come apart !

That must be one heck of a trailer to have to weld the jack on there that good. Very nice welds with that Longevity welder. Great job.

Nathan Stiltner
01-05-2013, 06:20 PM
Those are some dang nice, quality welds. I'm impressed. Really smooth and uniform beads.