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TIG Welding

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2016/05/25 21:28:59 (permalink)
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TIG Welding

Any TIG welders here?
 
I'm looking to learn the art, in the hope that I can eventually pull off some passable welds.
 
Looking at stainless and aluminium predominately.
 
Any suggestions on machine/kit to buy, where to buy, new or 2nd hand? or any other general pointers?
 
Thanks,
Rhys
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    martymexico
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    Re: TIG Welding 2016/05/25 21:44:40 (permalink)
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    YouTube Welding tips and tricks, he's got some great advice and close up footage of tig welding.
    I've got a acdc tig for most metals inc ally, I'm still learning the ropes myself, tho its common at my work tigging s,steel tanks. My machine cost $750 and is a 200amp inverter model with loads of dials , switches and a digital screen !
    Gas is almost always Argon for most metal, ally.
    Even tho my machine is an eBay special... I had a guy tig a canopy in ally for a camper and he said after 6hrs of solid welding that its as good as his $3k work tig !!
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    Re: TIG Welding 2016/05/25 21:47:42 (permalink)
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    Hi Marty,
    Thanks for that. Looking at AC/DC machine for Aluminium.
    Got a link or brand/model of your machine for me to research?
     
     
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    Re: TIG Welding 2016/05/26 12:56:55 (permalink)
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    Mine is a EZ Power 200 tig... Also has a water cool feature for the tungsten but will never use it.
    I can't find the brand on eBay but it's identical to a Boswell , look for them with bids as outright price is over a grand !!
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    Re: TIG Welding 2016/05/28 22:09:04 (permalink)
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    BOC have AC/DC tig welders for a decent price.

    The below model can be bought without a foot pedal for around $800.
     
    http://www.boc.com.au/shop/en/au/boc-smootharc-185-ac-dc-fc-tig-welder-boc185acdc-fc-p
     
    As said above, welding tips and tricks on youtube is a great source of information.

    Big tip when tig welding is make sure everything is CLEAN. As in spotless...makes welding so much easier. Its all in the preparation.

    Cheers

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