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Wide
11-07-2007, 10:47 AM
With all the welding topics of late
We just got ours today

http://www.usaweld.com/products/tig_welders/tig201.html

It uses inverter technology. That means you can really dial in a smooth current at very low amps to get super welds with thin materials. During the demo the welder joined two razer blades together. Cant wait to try this baby out.

Were going to dedicate this machine to light stainless work & occasional alum,

Will set up up later in the week and post a few shots and thoughts

Wide
11-07-2007, 11:03 AM
Here are a few quick tutorials on welding tig/mig and plasma cutters

http://v8tvshow.com/content/view/123/45/

SuperSport
11-07-2007, 06:51 PM
Here are a few quick tutorials on welding tig/mig and plasma cutters

http://v8tvshow.com/content/view/123/45/

Very helpful advice and videos...thanks, Wide!

Blackcloud41
11-07-2007, 08:37 PM
When I was in high school (I'm 44 now) my welding teacher tacked two aluminum beverage cans together without blowing a hole in them. He said if any of us could do the same, we wouldn't have to do anything else for the year. None of us were ever able to do that. Went through a lot of cans and settings trying.

junior
11-07-2007, 10:21 PM
tig is a great process, but unfortunately my hands shake enough now where holding the stylus, operating the foot control and feeding the medium with the other hand does not work out so well for me. i find mig more forgiving as i can easily brace myself and still some out with welds that meet my criteria.

tig is the most versatile overall, but require the highest level of skill to master. i just ain't that good anymore.

D.N.F.
11-07-2007, 11:05 PM
thanks Wide.

Wide
11-08-2007, 12:45 AM
tig is a great process, but unfortunately my hands shake enough now where holding the stylus, operating the foot control and feeding the medium with the other hand does not work out so well for me.

Exactly why I'm trying this unit, very forgiving plus I have a place to rest my arm when welding. May rig up a finger control for the voltage for all in one hand deal. My hands are no longer connected to my feetys either