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Category: Tig Welding

Tig Welders

Friday, 11th December 2020

Tig Welders are a great asset for the right applications, but before jumping in to buy one, it’s worth learning a bit about the basics. TIG, stands for Tungsten Inert Gas You’ve probably also come accross GTAW which stands for Gas Tungsten Arc Welding. This term is used by the Americans, but the process is […]

Weld Preparation

Monday, 24th August 2020

For most things in Life, preparation is important, Weld Preparation is no exception. There are some fairly obvious weld preparations Make sure the metal to be welded is free from grease or paint. Make sure the metal to be welded is free from rust or other corrosion. Try to place your Work Return (Earth) Clamp […]

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 […]