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Category: Mig Welding

Can you use the same Gas for Mig and Tig

Wednesday, 24th June 2020

I get asked “can you use the same gas for Mig and Tig” a LOT! Sadly, the answer is NO. Gas for Mig Welding Both Mig and Tig Welding require gas to protect the weld pool from Oxygen and often to cool the Torch but these are not the only functions it performs with Mig […]

What is the best gas for Mig welding mild steel

Wednesday, 24th June 2020

What is the best gas for Mig welding mild steel is a frequent question I get asked on the phone. Unfortunately, there’s not a simple, straightforward answer as it rather depends on a number of factors! The three key factors are: What’s your budget Do you want to use Disposable or Refillable Gas Cylinders What […]

Welding Aluminium with Mig

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Firstly, Mig Welding Aluminium with a general purpose Mig Welder is not ideal, a DIY type machine is even less suitable. The best type of machine to weld Aluminium with is an AC/DC Tig Welder Having said that, with the right set up, most Mig Welders can be used for welding aluminium (more or less), […]

Mig Welding Gas

Thursday, 19th March 2020

Mig Welding Gas is required because it’s essential to keep Oxygen from the weld pool. Shielding gas does this by replacing the Oxygen containing air that’s all around the weld pool. Categories of Mig Welding Gas Mig Welding Gas falls into two basic categories, “Inert” & “Active”. Inert means the gas has no effect on the […]

Gas Vs Gasless Mig Welding

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Gas vs Gasless Mig Welding, which is best? is a conversation I have with customers on the phone on an almost daily basis. Gasless Mig Wire Firstly, let me clarify that “Gasless” Mig is not actually gasless.  There’s no such thing as gasless mig welding.  The weld pool has to be protected from the oxygen […]

Gas Flow Rate for Mig

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

What’s the right Gas Flow Rate for a Mig is a question we get asked a lot, but like many things in welding, there’s no definitive answer. The correct Gas Flow Rate for a Mig will depend on a number of factors: The diameter of the Gas Shroud The joint configuration Whether there is any […]

Choosing a Mig Welder

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

A simple guide to choosing a Mig Welder. The article is written for those with little or no knowledge of Mig Welders.

How to Adjust Mig Welder Wire Feed Roller Tension

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

What is Roller Tension? Mig Welder Wire Feed Roller Tension is how tightly the Rollers Grip the Mig Welding Wire to feed through the Mig Welders feed mechanism and torch.  Feed Roller Tension is one of the more important mig welder settings. If you’re more of a watcher than a reader, I’ve produced a video […]

10 Tips to Improve your Mig Welding

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Mig Welding is not a difficult process to master, but unless you get the basics right, it can be torturously frustrating! These 10 Tips to improve your Mig Welding help. Ensure your Mig Welder is in good working order; by that I mean making sure the Torch and Work Return (Earth), lead connections are clean […]

3 Easy Steps to Perfect Mig Wire Feed Speed

Tuesday, 17th March 2020

Mig Welders are relatively simple pieces of equipment and are easy to use, the key is getting the machine set up correctly in the first place.  Key to this is the setting the wire feed speed correctly. A lot of smaller machines on the market, BlueMig BM-150T for example, have a helpful Chart, indicating the […]