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Trailblazer 302 and Aluminium TIG???

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  • Trailblazer 302 and Aluminium TIG???

    Hello all, my first post. Been reading on here for a while and decided to join in!
    I have a 2008 Trailblazer 302 an Id like to know if I can do aluminium tig with it, with or without any attachments. Im looking to go the cheapest route possible as it wont get used often.

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    Use the machine in AC and hook up an HF251D1 high freq box, pedal, torch and argon and you'll be tig'ing aluminum with your Trailblazer.

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    • #3
      Okay thanks! So I cant just use ac on the welder with scratch start?

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      • #4
        Sure, but you'll have a real unstable arc that'll wonder everywhere.

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        • #5
          You need the continuous high frequency to run it in AC for tig'ing aluminum. That's what the HF251 box provides, as well as a gas valve that operates via the remote, which is nicer than a manual gas valve on the torch.

          Alternatively, you can just buy a portable inverter tig, like a Dynasty 200 or Thermal Arc 185 or Diversion and plug it into the Trailblazer's 240v outlet. I use my TA185 with my Bobcat to tig aluminum from the truck and it works very well.

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