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Old 01-04-2009, 12:58 PM
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:18 PM
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Ya, i've had to use alot of self-restraint from grabing a floor-jack handle and beatin the tar out of this thing! Call me spoiled but i learned to tig with Lincoln tigs and I love them!
And furthermore, the fully loaded Precision Tig-375Pro with advanced control panel, water-cooled torch, etc. Ya, Ima spoiled sucker for that machine!

I LOVE the precision TIG welders from lincoln. Miller makes nice stuff too. My shop has all miller so I'm kind of use to their MIG and TIG machines and that's all I use all day now. But I used a lincoln TIG back in school and that thing was the nuts!!!
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Old 01-04-2009, 04:49 PM
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Cool, DYI-

So after you get it made and installed who can we take it to to get it reproduced, in Mandrel?

I made it know i want a Pro to make it better? Know what i mean?

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Hey, guess what happens when you try to do a high frequency start with the ground clamp removed???? It makes the arc from the TIG torch to the metal & through the table back to my arm... shocked the f**k out of me.

I'll remember not to do that again, although it is sort of funny now.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:22 PM
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Hey, Turbo Buick 6 what happened to your editorials... I havent seen a new one for weeks?

Here is one for you. Why do my aluminum welds come out so smooth? Not like a stack of dimes, but almost looks like caulking. I can see the edge of the base metal start to melt & then I add the filler & it sort of runs together like solder. Penetration is great. Am I using too much heat or moving too slow? Tried this on 1/8" with 120A & also on 3/16" with 180A. Tried the balanced setting & 80/20 worked a lot better. Reduced the amps, but it still looked about the same, but just took longer to weld. Practicing before I actually need to weld aluminum....
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Hey, Turbo Buick 6 what happened to your editorials... I havent seen a new one for weeks?

Here is one for you. Why do my aluminum welds come out so smooth? Not like a stack of dimes, but almost looks like caulking. I can see the edge of the base metal start to melt & then I add the filler & it sort of runs together like solder. Penetration is great. Am I using too much heat or moving too slow? Tried this on 1/8" with 120A & also on 3/16" with 180A. Tried the balanced setting & 80/20 worked a lot better. Reduced the amps, but it still looked about the same, but just took longer to weld. Practicing before I actually need to weld aluminum....
Been back to work and super busy babysitting Move the torch at a steady speed and dab the wire in and pull it out for every dime. Don't constently feed wire like you would with most ferous metals.
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Cool, thanks. That would explain it.

Wondered where you were lately.....

As a general rule, how big should the rod be in relation to the material thickness? Seems like it requires a thicker rod on aluminum than steel.
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Cool, thanks. That would explain it.

Wondered where you were lately.....

As a general rule, how big should the rod be in relation to the material thickness? Seems like it requires a thicker rod on aluminum than steel.
Much of it is personal preferance but I usually use 1/8" wire when welding 1/8" Al. Sometimes I will use 3/32" tho, it depends on what size and type of weld I am looking to produce.
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