Featured New To Me Dc Tig Welder

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  1. QuadumphUK

    QuadumphUK Noble Member

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    Finally managed to buy a Tig welder. Arcmaster 175TE DC only tig welder. Bought off e-bay and looks to hardly been used. Going to have a go at Tig bronzing as a way to weld sub frame mounts to frame. Just got to get £ together to get some Argon gas and will get some practice in. Be interesting to see if can pick it up again after it being soooooooooooooo long ago that did course. Still you don`t get anywhere if you don`t try. Sdaly bets place I can find to get gas seems to be Poland (????) As have no transport can`t get anywhere local. BOC don`t deliver to residential addresses or they would have been best. Still will get there eventually :)
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  2. Notso

    Notso Senior Member

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    BOC don't deliver, but you can go to them. From memory Adams works out better for lower use.
     
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  3. Rocker

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    Try machine mart
     
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  4. OsteKuste

    OsteKuste Intergalactic Warlord
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    I’ve always wanted to learn the tig process. I taught myself mig welding and have built some nice jeep bumpers, as well as a lot of jigs and tooling in my blacksmith hobby days. I don’t swing a hammer anymore due to some arthritis, but I still enjoy firing up the welder on occasion. This summer project is an over lander rack for the jeep. I’d post the project on this forum if anyone is interested, even if it’s not a Triumph.
     
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  5. Samsgrandad

    Samsgrandad Well-Known Member

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    Have a look on line at www.adamsgas.co.uk they advertise in Classic Motorcycle Mechanics, they supply rent free refillable bottles of various sizes.
     
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  6. Gladtobebackontwowheels

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    I've always fancied having a go at TIG welding. It "looks" much easier than MIG, more controlled, less spit, pop and fizz! Might be completely wrong though !! :joy::joy:
     
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  7. QuadumphUK

    QuadumphUK Noble Member

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    Thats exactly right less, mess and noise. At college used foot control that made welding ali a bit easier as you are constantly adjusting amps as you go along. Ali melts pretty easy and absorbs heat quickly so as you move along hte bit your about to weld id already hot so takes less amps to create weld pool. can`t wait to get gas and give it ago
     
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  8. QuadumphUK

    QuadumphUK Noble Member

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    The Argon I`ve found on e-bay from Poland is 8litres at 150-200 bar with regulator and dual flow meter outlets £ 120 including delivery. So i can connect up my Tig and mig if I want to convert mig back to gas. I know Mig welding gives a cooler weld and slightly less penetration than Co2 Mag welding.As i`m only welding 2 mm a few more amps to get penetration should be OK. The gasless mig creates alot of toxic gases and load of spatter. But primarily it`s to learn Tig and bronzeing in particular or though can weld stainless and mild with appropriate filler rods. Thats why I like Tig so versatile. Once get going will post some pics of results
     
  9. Rocker

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    Find the company directly feck eBay I wouldn't piss on them if they were on fire
     
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