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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.

  • #2
    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.
    Millermatic350P/Python, MillermaticReach/Q300
    Millermatic175
    MillermaticPassport/Q300
    HTP MIG200
    PowCon 300SM, MK Cobramatic
    ThermalArc 185ACDC, Dynaflux Tig'r, CK-20
    DialarcHF, Radiator-1
    Hypertherm PowerMax 380
    Purox oxy/ace
    Jackson EQC
    -F350 CrewCab 4x4
    -LoadNGo utility bed
    -Bobcat 250NT
    -PassportPlus/Q300
    -XMT304/Optima/Spoolmatic15A
    -Suitcase8RC/Q400
    -Suitcase12RC/Q300
    -Smith oxy/propane
    -Jackson EQC

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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.
          Millermatic350P/Python, MillermaticReach/Q300
          Millermatic175
          MillermaticPassport/Q300
          HTP MIG200
          PowCon 300SM, MK Cobramatic
          ThermalArc 185ACDC, Dynaflux Tig'r, CK-20
          DialarcHF, Radiator-1
          Hypertherm PowerMax 380
          Purox oxy/ace
          Jackson EQC
          -F350 CrewCab 4x4
          -LoadNGo utility bed
          -Bobcat 250NT
          -PassportPlus/Q300
          -XMT304/Optima/Spoolmatic15A
          -Suitcase8RC/Q400
          -Suitcase12RC/Q300
          -Smith oxy/propane
          -Jackson EQC

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