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TIG welding tip

Monday, December 5th, 2011

TIG welding is considered a bit more difficult than MIG welding but with a few tips, like the ones below, you’ll be making some good looking beads in no time at all!

With the Miller Diversion™ 180 TIG welder, you must first set the machine for the material to be welded. Check the thickness by color code and set the amperage for that material size.

Common mistakes include attempting to begin the weld before you have a puddle, the filler rod is too large for the material being welded and failure to use the correct tungsten size and type for the material.  Last but not least is the improper joint fit up of the base material.

Check out the TIG welding calculator available at for suggested settings. Note that all suggested settings will be approximate. Welds should be tested to comply to user specifications.

Brad Hemmert
TIG Weld Engineer