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Category: Tig Welding

Can you Tig Weld without Gas

Wednesday, 15th July 2020

Simply put, NO, you can’t Tig weld without Gas! Gas is required to protect both the Tungsten Electrode and the weld pool from Oxygen. Most Tig Welder torches are also cooled by the gas, so not using gas would risk burning out the Torch. It’s theoretically possible to use a Flux, in the same way […]

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 […]

Tungsten Tig Electrodes

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

The choice of type and diameter of Tungsten Tig Electrodes is important as it’s from the Tungsten Tig Electrode that the Arc is struck. Also important is how the Tungsten Tig Electrode is sharpened when used for DC Tig Welding. Types of Tungsten Tig Electrode Tungsten Tig Electrodes are colour coded, making them easy to […]

10 Tips to Improve your Tig Welding

Tuesday, 18th February 2020

1 – Tig Torch Polarity If you’re welding in DC mode (Steel, Stainless etc), ensure your torch is plugged into the Negative (-) side of your machine’s output. Plugging the torch into the Positive (+) side will cause the Tungsten Electrode to burn away really quickly. 2 – Tig Torch Hold Make sure you’re in […]