Welding razor blades together, with a MIG

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I've heard the phrase "if ya wanna weld razor blades together" used often as a figure of speech, probably meaning it's something you'll never need to do. I was curious though, can it be done with a MIG?

In case anyone else wants to see what a MIG can do.

Here it is, my first, and last time welding razor blades together. Started on right side then welded left and got it working pretty well. I didn't make any adjustments to the machine, just used the pre-sets for 24ga. I'm just a regular guy, no expert, no training, no certs, no worries. :D

You might conclude my humble opinion that MIGs rule!

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Sorry folks it has been pointed out that razor blades are .005" thick, and these utility blades are five times as thick. :confused3:
 
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Sorry folks it has been pointed out that razor blades are .005" thick...
And they (regular double edged blades) will float on water if it's not too soft...(surface tension)
 
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You should see the wonderful work of art I did welding fender arches on my old pickup truck with those tiny 1/16" 6013 rods. I got it on there but not without backer pieces and using copper and a whole lotta fun. Then I got the my HH 135. It does all that beer can crap just fine and for everything else I still go for the stick if for no better reason than I can set it up and go in a few seconds. Changing those reels is a PITA.
 
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Have done a few beautiful, colorful fillet welds with 1/16" 316 stainless rods. "Few" is the operative word and fun was not. Maybe "Luck" too.

"Filament" might be another way to describe a 1/16" welding rod. :laughing:
 
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Still pretty cool even though I guess they are not real razor blades. :thumbsup:
 
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So what is a "real" razor blade?
 
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I suppose one that you would use to shave with?
 
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You know something. I still can't believe that back in the early 80's the Federal Bureau Of Prisons was still getting those nasty double edged razor blade to hand out to the convicts. It really took them forever to get with the program and go with the little plastic things which were much appreciated by both us guards and (most of ) the convicts. Those guys could work wonders with a pack of matches and things like plastic tooth brushes. Get em nice and hot and they bed right in like out of a factory. I saw a few get sliced with those things but not as many as got stuck with a shank. It's amazing how much you can accomplish with a piece of flat bar, concrete floor and time.:ashamed:
Of course we had a welding instructor and big school shop set up. Guess what their favorite little side project was, just taking a piece of flat bar and 12" long and cutting a diagonal. Many smaller and some a tad bigger. They had this nasty habit of making sure to strike an arc when someone walked up behind them so we had a hard time catching them in the act. Just about the time you parted that curtain you could be sure you'd catch a flash.
 
 
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