Monthly Archives: February 2017

Orion mPulse Micro Welder: part 5 – Maintenance

Tungsten Electrode Maintenance ( sharpening the welding point ) Just like a knife blade, the tungsten electrodes become dull with use and over time will need to be sharpened. Here is a quick video showing how to replace and sharpen a worn tungsten electrode. Argon Gas for oxidization free soldering Argon gas; which is very […]

The Orion mPulse Micro Welder: Part 3 – Setup

Orion mPulse – What’s in the box? All of the parts, including the extra tungsten electrodes and brush, fit well into the padding which is placed into a 8”x8”x24” box thus minimizing any chance of damage during shipment.  Shipping wasn’t exorbitant and the machine should arrive in good working order because of the strong Styrofoam […]

The Orion mPulse Microwelder for Jewelry Welding: Part 1

I recently purchased a micro-welder, literally on impulse, at a gem show in the USA. I’ve been wanting a flameless welder for a long time because I haven’t been able to master the torch and flux method of soldering. Apparently I’m not alone in this as there are many experienced jewelers who haven’t yet mastered […]

Orion mPulse Micro Welder: part 2 – Comparison

Apples to Apples – Comparing the mPulse to other models After trying the 4 different models at the gem show, here’s what I think the Orion mPulse model lacks that many consumers would probably find valuable: 1) step control 2) microscopes 3) more advanced settings for those who are soldering very expensive pieces. If you […]

Orion mPulse Micro Welder: part 4 – Welding

Welding With the Orion mPulse The mPulse is very easy to use and although it may take a couple uses to get over the initial surprise triggered by the spark, anyone can master welding with the mPulse. Here are some videos I recorded while soldering jewelry components together. Fixing a broken chain. Making short necklace […]