Tag Archives: Orion Pulse Arc Welder

Long Spike Stud Earrings Step by Step – Micro Welding Series Episode 17

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In this video, that’s another episode of creative jewelry making with your microwelder, I’ll be guiding you through the process of creating stunning long spike stud earrings from scratch. Let’s get started! Materials and Tools Step 1: Cutting the Wire Start with 16 gauge Sterling silver wire. Don’t worry if the ends are a bit […]

Warnings About Potential Dangers of Unsafe Arc Micro Welders

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In this video, I issued a crucial warning about the potential dangers of using off-brand gray arc welders for permanent jewelry. These welders, originally designed for the dental industry, are extremely powerful and can discharge even after being turned off, posing significant safety risks that could lead to severe injuries. A Real Incident: Customer Experience […]

Unleash Your Creativity with Micro Welding Episode 2 – Baroque Pearl Pendant Necklace

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In this video, I shared the technique of making a pendant by welding wire with a baroque pearl (and any bead), using a micro welder. This method works for any pulse arc micro welder that can weld between 5 W to 10 W power. In this video, I am using the Zapp, but it works […]

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 […]