good source for welding tips



good source for welding tips

Postby grumpyvette » October 15th, 2008, 4:14 pm

heres a picture of my used and rather nostalgic TIG welder, it might be 30 plus years old but it welds reasonably well and the cost to get into tig welding was semi reasonable.
if your paying attention youll see a bunch of sub linked info posted lower in the thread, its there to allow you to learn a great deal of useful tips and skills, skipping over the sub links is a great way to miss out, or fail to get the info you need
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keep in mind most quality welders have a heat overload safety circuit that will shut the welder off if it gets too hot due too your, use exceeding the duty cycle, that not a problem,but it can be very annoying if you buy a welder that's too small for what your doing, its a circuit breaker that's thermally controlled that helps to prevent permanently damaging your welder, but its smart to not allow the welder to get hot enough to have that breaker circuit trip, because constantly tripping the circuit will eventually damage the welder, thats one of the reasons your far better off buying a 210-250 amp mig vs a 180 amp mig if you do a great deal of welding, a 180 amp class welder will generally have a far lower duty cycle at lets say 90 amps-140 amps than the larger migs will.

example compare these two miller welders

http://www.millerwelds.com/products/mig ... 0_autoset/

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3j-ciGVAxes

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

http://www.millerwelds.com/products/mig ... matic_252/

http://www.ckworldwide.com/technical_specs.pdf

http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/tutorial.htm

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/ar ... ing-basics

http://www.metalwebnews.com/wc.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWJt3fFJ6Hk

http://www.millerwelds.com/pdf/guidelines_smaw.pdf

now read some links for tips

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1669

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1108

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=1283

viewtopic.php?f=60&t=295

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=t ... g+welding#

http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

http://smartflix.com/store/category/27/Welding

http://www.thefabricator.com/AluminumWe ... cfm?ID=527

http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/im ... ur-skills/

http://www.hobartwelders.com/weldtalk/

http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/te ... setup.html

http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/tech ... index.html

VIDEOS

http://www.millerwelds.com/swf/flv/flas ... &h=240&v=8

http://www.millerwelds.com/swf/flv/flas ... &h=240&v=8

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=t ... g+welding#

http://www.millerwelds.com/swf/flv/flas ... &h=250&v=8

watch these videos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpBFUrpUGZg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfOqyqKR0IU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVqWeS4 ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfOqyqKR0IU
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: good source for welding tips

Postby grumpyvette » October 20th, 2009, 6:57 am

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: good source for welding tips

Postby grumpyvette » November 6th, 2009, 11:51 am

IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: good source for welding tips LEARNING TO TIG

Postby grumpyvette » February 19th, 2012, 10:02 am

you might be amazed at the amount of info available to speed up your learning to TIG weld , but if you read thru all the links posted youll have a good basic understanding of the process and gain some insight .
personally I don,t see how you can be in this hobby unless you have access to a TIG welder or at least have a friend that has a decent TIG welder, I know I use my TIG far more frequently than my MIG or ARC welders,and my TIG is not nearly as versatile as the newer versions available
I could probably get by with JUST a decent 200-270 amp TIG welder for 90% or more of all welding I do.
but my current TIG is a 30 year old DINOSAUR, MILLER TIG DESIGN , purchased USED when a welding shop upgraded, so keep your eyes open for used equipment , used doesn,t mean its not fully functional but it does usually cost far less than new.


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http://www.gowelding.org/TIG_Welding.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rVqWeS4rbA

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/795776/ti ... ng_basics/

http://www.artsautomotive.com/publicati ... o-aluminum

http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/ca ... ulator.php
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
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