Can heat be used to correct the bend of copper tongs on a new harbor freight welder?

On all welders the tongs should mate at the weld surface when the electrodes are attached. Altering the bend without or with heat might be a solution. Keep in mind the heat may anneal the tongs and reduce their strength. Good quality equipment has adjustments for alignment.

This is a machinery design/warranty issue not a resistance welding issue. It is not in the scope of this blog.

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