Cool DIY Video : How to build a Homemade Arc Welder from a 120v AC half HP induction motor

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    This video shows you the making of an Arc Welder from a 120v AC half HP induction motor (squirrel cage) I removed the stator from the motor and unwound the field windings I then rewound the larger windings from the motor looping them around the iron stator, I then added a secondary winding over top of the primary. I am powering the welder with 120v on the primary the secondary has an output of about 40v. The current is low but it will weld with 1/16 inch rods.

    Watch the video on making this Homemade Arc Welder from an Induction Motor