The Pier 9 Workshop is excited to share our full roster of Machine Training Curriculum on Instructables. Each class was developed over 5 years of hands-on collaboration with industry experts. We hope the knowledge we've gathered here will help any level of user be successful in a workshop. Even if you are not an Instructables member, free PDF downloads of all our machine manuals are available here.
TIG welding uses tungsten, inert gas and weld rods to produce precise and attractive welds in steel and aluminum.
For a deeper dive into the science and skill of welding, be sure to check out the Welding Class.
And if you're looking for other types of welding, check out the MIG Welding Class.
Lesson 1: Getting Started With the TIG Welder
Get started with the TIG welder, learn where all the panels and switches are located, and go over key safety features.
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TIG Fire Safety Started
Lesson 3: Torch and Tungsten
The tungsten electrode directs electricity into your base metal. The tungsten will need to be resharpened if dipped into the weld pool.
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Lesson 4: TIG Settings for Steel and Aluminum
It is important to adjust your settings for to your material and its thickness.
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Tips for Great TIG Welds Started
Lesson 6: Operating the TIG Welder
Recap of how to run the welder and a few parting tips and tricks to get you the best results. This lesson also includes a free PDF download of this class to use in your shop.
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Now that you have the skills, what are you waiting for?
Get out there and make something!