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    I just watched a good weldor TIG some aluminum and all I can say is HOLY MACKEREL that is some sweet work. I was surprised by how little filler metal he used, and by how much he drew the arc around...it was the first time I had seen GTAW done and all I can say is, I WANT ONE OF THESE MACHINES!

  • #2
    Originally posted by Krunch View Post
    I just watched a good weldor TIG some aluminum and all I can say is HOLY MACKEREL that is some sweet work. I was surprised by how little filler metal he used, and by how much he drew the arc around...it was the first time I had seen GTAW done and all I can say is, I WANT ONE OF THESE MACHINES!
    Now go look at the prices
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    • #3
      Now go look at the prices
      then go on your local craigslist and find a 20-30 year old big heavy tig w/ a cooler and torch

      plant it in a corner and explain to your wife that the house has to run on 20 amp when welding cause need the other 80
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
        Now go look at the prices
        Originally posted by scotte View Post
        then go on your local craigslist and find a 20-30 year old big heavy tig w/ a cooler and torch

        plant it in a corner and explain to your wife that the house has to run on 20 amp when welding cause need the other 80
        LMAO so true!

        How do you like the lincoln 300/300? I saw one used on craigslist recently but thought i might need to install a substation to power it.

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        • #5
          I started doing TIG welding today at school. It is indeed a [email protected]#ING AWESOME welding process.

          I was using a Miller Syncrowave 250 with a water cooled torch on mild steel today.

          I'm convinced once I get a job I'll be saving up for a Dynasty 200 DX
          Lincoln Idealarc 250
          Lincoln Weldanpower CC/CV engine drive
          Lincoln LN-25 wire feeder
          Miller Syncrowave 180 SD
          Various oxy-fuel setups featuring Victor, Harris, and Prest-o-lite products

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          • #6
            TIGwow. Couldn't help but think of this. I wuz fiddlin' with the chop program to paste in an ESAB TIG welder, but something wouldn't cooperate. Think YELLOW.

            --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

            Ordinarily I'm insane, but I have lucid moments when I'm merely stupid.
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            • #7
              You mean like this USMCPOP?

              Lincoln Idealarc 250
              Lincoln Weldanpower CC/CV engine drive
              Lincoln LN-25 wire feeder
              Miller Syncrowave 180 SD
              Various oxy-fuel setups featuring Victor, Harris, and Prest-o-lite products

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              • #8
                Moya, yeah like that. Except that I was messing with layers and transparencies and the graphics program wouldn't behave. Maybe had something to do with one of the cats laying on top of the keyboard and wreaking havoc with Windows... dang...
                --- RJL ----------------------------------------------

                Ordinarily I'm insane, but I have lucid moments when I'm merely stupid.
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                • #9
                  This GTAW stuff is just a trend that will pass the way of the old tyme blacksmythe.
                  Two turn tables and a microphone.

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                  • #10
                    TIG RULES

                    My arc welding just seems so ... dirty ...now.

                    Where's J.T. McC.? I need some sense knocked into me. Never shoulda watched that guy TIGging...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Krunch View Post
                      TIG RULES

                      My arc welding just seems so ... dirty ...now.

                      Where's J.T. McC.? I need some sense knocked into me. Never shoulda watched that guy TIGging...

                      yeah, you can tig weld in shorts and flip flops try that with a stick machine
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                      Power MIG 180
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                      Pro-Cut 80 Plasma cutter

                      3- 4 1/2" grinders/cutters
                      orange chop saw with Dewalt blades
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Krunch View Post
                        TIG RULES

                        My arc welding just seems so ... dirty ...now.
                        Since I don't have to 'get anything done' TIG rules in my garage. SW250 Although it isn't as much fun in class, where they make me weld 'out of position'.

                        Shorts and flip flops are ok, but don't rest your bare forearm on the table.
                        Last edited by Craig in Denver; 11-14-2008, 12:49 AM.
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                        • #13
                          Look closer.....Grass-Hopper

                          [QUOTE=Krunch;340801]TIG RULES
                          My arc welding just seems so ... dirty ...now.
                          [/QUOT]

                          There's a slendid beauty to be "experienced", when you
                          gaze at a weld done by a self-taught Farmer, on a tongue of a
                          Hay-wagon, that was twisted and torchered beyond recognition.

                          When you inquire what rod he used?.... "Just what-ever that is in that coffee-can".

                          And what polarity? "Ah DC I think !"
                          And now the tongue is the strongest part of the wagon,
                          with a picture-purfect weld on it.

                          Pureity , in simplicity.

                          vg
                          Last edited by vicegrip; 11-14-2008, 05:07 AM.
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                          • #14
                            Tig welding is ok but it has it's limitations... You wouldn't want to be laying down 1" fillets all day with one.... Like wise you wouldn't want to be welding tubes in a tube sheet with a MIG.... There again you wouldn't want to be making an air joint in a bridge with either of those... Thats where mma comes in handy...
                            Then again a sub arc with twin wire is boss on a 4" thick butt weld 6 ft long....
                            I do all of these and realise there's horses for courses so to speak...LOL

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MIKIEweld View Post
                              I do all of these and realise there's horses for courses so to speak...LOL

                              I'm envious, I'm so biusy machining, I can't stop to weld even
                              a ruff, locator, and why should I, there's 30 welder's in the house.
                              And that's only 2nd shift.

                              vg
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