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buying my first tig welder

Any suggestions?
chest-beating national
  04/12/24
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chest-beating national
  04/14/24
Blue or purple. If you are just playing around, buy the ha...
Overrated Dopamine Garrison
  04/14/24
Omni machines from Harbor Freight, and other brands like AHP...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/14/24
Thank you
chest-beating national
  04/14/24
mfcr this poaster knows his shit
Canary Set
  04/16/24
learn to stick weld like a real man
Maniacal Step-uncle's House Trump Supporter
  04/14/24
SMAW master race.
rose cruise ship
  04/14/24
only way I know how to do it, fuck your pussy ass pretty lin...
Maniacal Step-uncle's House Trump Supporter
  04/14/24
Same. I have melted several hundred pounds of 6013 and 6011 ...
rose cruise ship
  04/15/24
yeah i mean if you can stick weld aluminum you're better tha...
Canary Set
  04/16/24
I didn't know you liked faggy metals
Maniacal Step-uncle's House Trump Supporter
  04/16/24
Always wanted to learn to weld. Always something I want to w...
Mind-boggling Pit Cuckold
  04/14/24
Brother once you start it doesn't stop. I started with a lit...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/14/24
180
chest-beating national
  04/14/24
AHP AlphaTig 225Xi or 203Xi with an aftermarket pedal. It's ...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/14/24
What are you planning to weld? First thing I ever welded is ...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/14/24
A fireworks barge, not flame
chest-beating national
  04/14/24
Why TIG brother? I would much rather MIG something like that...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/14/24
Ya, a 120v flux core MIG gets most things done. Only thing ...
Overrated Dopamine Garrison
  04/14/24
TIG is great for aluminum and stainless, especially sanitary...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/14/24
Explain where this applies in your actual life? I repaired...
Overrated Dopamine Garrison
  04/15/24
thanks man. I'll probably get a MIG based on this thread. ...
chest-beating national
  04/14/24
You're making it out of stainless? Why not mild steel? If yo...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/14/24
xoshitlaw@proton.me my first project will actually be mou...
chest-beating national
  04/14/24
Yeah MIG is the way to go. For the stainless gate you can ju...
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/15/24
I emailed you with my contact info
cerebral organic girlfriend
  04/15/24
Make it out of mild steel and galvanize it and it will outla...
Overrated Dopamine Garrison
  04/15/24
Just prime and paint and it’ll be fine.
rose cruise ship
  04/16/24
Get a nig welder
Garnet field
  04/16/24
wow
geriatric mental disorder range
  04/16/24
...
Canary Set
  04/16/24
"Cast iron? Pot metal?" "What did I say?&qu...
geriatric mental disorder range
  04/23/24


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Date: April 12th, 2024 2:36 PM
Author: chest-beating national

Any suggestions?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47577523)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 1:08 PM
Author: chest-beating national



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Date: April 14th, 2024 2:47 PM
Author: Overrated Dopamine Garrison

Blue or purple. If you are just playing around, buy the harbor freight

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582508)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:41 PM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

Omni machines from Harbor Freight, and other brands like AHP, are just as capable as a Miller costing 5x more. I've owned close to a dozen welders over the past 15 years, a couple Millers, an AHP, an Everlast, a few Lincons, an ESAB, and several others. I've had more trouble with the Millers than any of the others. Best TIG I've ever owned is the AHP AlphaTig, hands down

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582612)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:43 PM
Author: chest-beating national

Thank you

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582616)



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Date: April 16th, 2024 10:57 PM
Author: Canary Set

mfcr this poaster knows his shit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47588943)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:06 PM
Author: Maniacal Step-uncle's House Trump Supporter

learn to stick weld like a real man

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582546)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 10:18 PM
Author: rose cruise ship

SMAW master race.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583563)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 11:40 PM
Author: Maniacal Step-uncle's House Trump Supporter

only way I know how to do it, fuck your pussy ass pretty lines, I'm gonna melt some goddam steel

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583760)



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Date: April 15th, 2024 12:49 AM
Author: rose cruise ship

Same. I have melted several hundred pounds of 6013 and 6011 on a bobcat and a couple tombstones.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583893)



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Date: April 16th, 2024 10:56 PM
Author: Canary Set

yeah i mean if you can stick weld aluminum you're better than every pipeline guy i know

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47588942)



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Date: April 16th, 2024 11:06 PM
Author: Maniacal Step-uncle's House Trump Supporter

I didn't know you liked faggy metals

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47588972)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:21 PM
Author: Mind-boggling Pit Cuckold

Always wanted to learn to weld. Always something I want to weld on my jeep

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582582)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:43 PM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

Brother once you start it doesn't stop. I started with a little 140A MIG that I bought on a whim. Now I've got a MIG, TIG/stick, plasma cutter, milling machine, lathe, bandsaw, etc.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582615)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:43 PM
Author: chest-beating national

180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582618)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:35 PM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

AHP AlphaTig 225Xi or 203Xi with an aftermarket pedal. It's an AC/DC machine with pulse, HF start, pre- and post-flow, etc. It's one of the best machines on the market

Unless you're dead set on paying 5x for a Miller with the same capabilities, the AHP is unbeatable.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582604)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:45 PM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

What are you planning to weld? First thing I ever welded is a home beer brewery. I'll find a pic.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582621)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 3:52 PM
Author: chest-beating national

A fireworks barge, not flame

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582634)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 5:50 PM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

Why TIG brother? I would much rather MIG something like that.

I love TIG welding, but it's a lot slower and requires more prep work, so I only use TIG welding/brazing on stainless, thin sheet metal and tubing, and critical aluminum welds that can't be MIGged.

MIG/gasless FCAW would be a whole lot faster and easier, brother.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47582944)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 9:09 PM
Author: Overrated Dopamine Garrison

Ya, a 120v flux core MIG gets most things done. Only thing TIG is really good for is sheet metal.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583359)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 10:11 PM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

TIG is great for aluminum and stainless, especially sanitary, critical and cosmetic welds. You can also join dissimilar metals with it by brazing them. I use silicon bronze quite a bit.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583551)



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Date: April 15th, 2024 11:22 PM
Author: Overrated Dopamine Garrison

Explain where this applies in your actual life? I repaired a crack in 95% nickel with a torch, but I have never been like, hey I need to make these two dissimilar metals stick together in a way that panel bond will not accomplish. And a spool gun on MIG is the way to do aluminium although welding aluminium is shit pure shit and I hate it with a passion. And the only time I used silicon bronze was to weld cast. Which I don’t recommend, although she is holding.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47586603)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 9:29 PM
Author: chest-beating national

thanks man. I'll probably get a MIG based on this thread.

I figured a TIG was perfect for stainless, but if a MIG can get the job done, I'll go that route.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583427)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 10:20 PM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

You're making it out of stainless? Why not mild steel? If you're dead set on stainless, don't count TIG out just yet. Make sure you're able to obtain tri mix helium/co2/argon gas from your local welding gas supplier.

Do you have a way to cut the steel yet? I highly recommend getting a horizontal bandsaw. Skip the bullshit abrasive chop saws. They suck. A horizontal bandsaw is a night and day difference. Just get the cheapo Harbor Freight one for like $300. Or better yet, buy a decent used one.

I'm the resident expert on metalworking. I've got a full home machine shop. Hopefully you can avoid making the same mistakes I made

What's your throwaway email?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583572)



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Date: April 14th, 2024 11:07 PM
Author: chest-beating national

xoshitlaw@proton.me

my first project will actually be mounting some bolts onto my back gate that the previous owner of the house had nigger rigged with some screws. That's on stainless. I also need to weld the coupler connecting two pieces of 3/4" stainless tubing that's mounting my anemometer.

my second project will be the fireworks barge.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47583727)



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Date: April 15th, 2024 7:36 AM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

Yeah MIG is the way to go. For the stainless gate you can just use Ar/CO2, no need for trimix.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47584156)



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Date: April 15th, 2024 11:13 AM
Author: cerebral organic girlfriend

I emailed you with my contact info

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47584621)



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Date: April 15th, 2024 11:24 PM
Author: Overrated Dopamine Garrison

Make it out of mild steel and galvanize it and it will outlast you and your kids in Florida.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47586622)



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Date: April 16th, 2024 10:22 PM
Author: rose cruise ship

Just prime and paint and it’ll be fine.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47588814)



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Date: April 16th, 2024 10:30 PM
Author: Garnet field

Get a nig welder

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47588863)



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Date: April 16th, 2024 10:35 PM
Author: geriatric mental disorder range

wow

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47588883)



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Date: April 16th, 2024 10:50 PM
Author: Canary Set



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Date: April 23rd, 2024 10:02 PM
Author: geriatric mental disorder range

"Cast iron? Pot metal?"

"What did I say?"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5516761&forum_id=2#47605877)