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TIG Welding is one type of welding amongst a few choices you have - MIG, Stick, Oxyacetylene, etc.TIG can be used to weld copper, titanium, even two ...
Your TIG is likely to have the right electrode in it already. For aluminum, the best choice is a pure tungsten rod. You can alternately choose from ...
Grind the tungsten rod to a point.Do this, especially if the rod is a brand-new cylinder and doesn't have a pointed or rounded tip yet.The tip will be...
Unscrew the back of the electrode holder, insert the rod, replace back. The tip of the electrode should be about 1/4" away from the protective sheath...
The typical TIG rig will have three main electricity options - AC, DCEP, and DCEN.AC is for aluminum - choose "AC".Set the "Cleaning/Penetrating" sett...
For aluminum, use pure argon. For steel, you would use an argon/carbon dioxide mixture. The gas is important to keep the weld from becoming corroded...
Some kind of large metallic area is necessary to let electricity flow through your metal. We're using a welding table, purchased for the purpose. Ot...
TIG will give you sunburns. TIG will make you see stars (or go blind). TIG will burn your hands. Use thick leather welding gloves, and a welding ...
Hold the electrode in your dominant hand. Make sure it can move freely (untangled, unhampered cord).
Hold the electrode about an inch away from the metal. Never touch the metal with the electrode. If you do, molten aluminum will leap onto the electr...
After tacking, remove any clamps.Start a weld pool by jamming down the pedal fast to form a weld pool.Then lighten up on the pedal, to regulate the cu...
Getting the knack of TIG welding is mostly in getting the weld pool to form, at the same time, on both pieces of metal.The easiest type of weld is the...
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