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New TIG Welder
« on: October 31, 2013, 05:17:52 PM »
Hi
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New toy to play with





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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2013, 05:32:12 PM »
 :bow:

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2013, 05:42:55 PM »
Nice one John. Obviously AC as you're doing ally and there's evidence of nice cleaning action either side of the bead !
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2013, 06:03:33 PM »
Very nice .i need one of those .nice welding bead ,
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2013, 06:07:01 PM »
I will be doing a couple of vids on it
Seems to be a good unit
The company are great to deal with
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2013, 06:27:08 PM »
Another nice toy!

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2013, 06:27:54 PM »
R-Tech are spoken of in good terms on the Mig welding forum.
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2013, 06:31:05 PM »
They were very good with me
The welder is very good value
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2013, 07:08:37 PM »


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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2013, 07:10:19 PM »
wel dun john  :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2013, 05:37:14 AM »
  Nice bit of kit. I suppose you'll be turning out loads of those nut and bolt men now!  :D

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2013, 08:46:58 AM »
So i see you went and bought the exact same machine i got. =)


I have after the buy went and bought a different handle and cable package from kina so i got rid of that bloody stupid button on the handle. And then i bought a gaslens kit from china as well so i use way less gas when welding. =)

Awsome machine anyway.. been welding everything from 20mm plate to thin thin tubes for exhaust systems. =)
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2013, 03:01:18 PM »
Very nice, I'm saving the penny's for the 250amp one.

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2013, 07:37:22 PM »
Crikey, John! I just got a mig welder I haven't learned to use... Now you get a TIG unit! I can't keep up!
Great video as usual. Keep 'em comming.
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2013, 12:29:48 PM »


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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2013, 05:11:47 PM »
good post john  :ddb:

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2013, 01:19:27 AM »
Nice welder john thanks for the explanation of the dials, I just have a 100 amp inverter and it does the job but would be nice to do aluminum and thicker metals.

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2013, 03:42:45 PM »
Hi
Lads
Been playing with the TIG set

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2013, 04:05:54 PM »
Thanks for the vids John. Just spent the last hour hour watching them all. Really interesting. I want to get into welding but budget is an issue and there are so many different types I`m just weighing up all my options. Thanks again.

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2013, 04:09:59 PM »
Another good one John. It would be nice to see the results of the welds that you did in the video (don't be shy  :clap: )

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2013, 04:12:59 PM »
The welds are fine I will post them on the next vid
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2013, 05:21:29 PM »
 You have two more weeks practice John,  then I have a coke tin I want extended , I will bring it along  :D .... Good videos , I am enjoying them , I like the out takes too  :thumbup:


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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2013, 03:26:36 PM »
Another good one John. It would be nice to see the results of the welds that you did in the video (don't be shy  :clap: )

Andrew









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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2013, 03:54:26 PM »
Nice John. There are some people on the Mig welding forum who wanted to see the weld results - would you mind me posting those pictures over there ?

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2013, 03:59:01 PM »
Hi
Andrew
Please feel free to post them
(send me a link)
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2013, 04:08:13 PM »
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2013, 07:25:31 PM »
Now there's spooky....

I was only playing with a TIG set identical to this on Monday evening  :thumbup:


First time I've welded anything in almost 10 years.... Little bit shaky!  :lol:

It's a friends set, brand new. Just testing it out.



I will watch the videos with great interest at an earlier time.... Looking forward to them John  :)





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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2013, 08:27:45 AM »

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2013, 09:41:56 AM »
Another good video John.  :thumbup:

I was particularly interested to be able to actually SEE the cleaning action of the AC - the oxide was shrinking away - never seen that on film before.

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2013, 03:40:25 PM »
Thanks John I always enjoy the video's it's good to see these.  I'd love to be able to weld aluminum it's definetly on the list (right after dro ) although christmas is coming!

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #30 on: November 17, 2013, 03:58:40 PM »
Another good video John.  :thumbup:

I was particularly interested to be able to actually SEE the cleaning action of the AC - the oxide was shrinking away - never seen that on film before.

Andrew

Thanks Andrew
It is not easy to video a weld pool
The people that can do it wont tell you how its done
(but now I know the secret) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2013, 03:58:59 PM »
Yep, definitely want to be using gloves  :lol:

Just out of curiosity, what colour electrodes are you using? I've found the gold-top or blue-top to be best for Al, and red (the radioactive ones) ideal for steel.

I also frequently dip the tungsten in the weld pool, or on the rod, and my reaction is pretty similar to yours. I've got quite good at "rejuvenating" the tungsten with a small hammer, without  removing it from the torch...
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2013, 04:09:12 PM »
Hi
I am using Red for DC and White for AC
I want to try some grey ones (lathinated) seemingly they will work on both
John

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #33 on: November 17, 2013, 04:53:22 PM »
Good videos John, me like alot :headbang:

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #34 on: November 17, 2013, 05:04:27 PM »
(but now I know the secret) :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

(Is it to focus before taping the smoked glass on?)

Nice video though, they're helping take the mystery out of TIG. Especially with the great through-the-visor shots.

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2013, 05:09:18 PM »
The secret is still safe :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #36 on: November 17, 2013, 06:19:14 PM »
A while back I was thinking of making a steel box with a slot in the front the glass dropped into. The idea being so I could get my camera close to the weld without melting it since I have trouble focussing on relatively close objects when zoomed in. It seemed a bit much to show off my crap buzzbox welds though, and at the moment I seem to be slowly mutating into a woodworker anyways.

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Re: New TIG Welder
« Reply #37 on: November 27, 2013, 10:59:11 AM »