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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
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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 »