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    Hi all, I have recently purchased a syncrwave 200 and was wondering which tungsten (color) would best suit this machine for welding aluminum?

  • #2
    Easiest to find is orange(ceriated).

    Check pricing here. http://www.usaweld.com/Tungsten-s/59.htm
    Last edited by shovelon; 04-28-2013, 04:13 PM.
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    • #3
      Pure

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      • #4
        I use 2% red for everything. I have some pure green stripe that I use for small guage aluminum, but if I'm welding over 120 amps, I use the red. I have a sync 200 also and I mostly weld heavy stainless with Click image for larger version

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        • #5
          Red, green and orange all have there place for that machine as far as bead profile is concerned. Balling effects etc. with amperage and material thickness, esp with aluminum.

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          • #6
            Pure (green) tungsten is not recommended with a square wave machine on AC. use ceriated (orange)
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            • #7
              2% lanthanated for everything

              Try ebay for good prices

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Helios View Post
                2% lanthanated for everything

                Try ebay for good prices


                +1 for what he said ^^^^^
                I have a welding addiction

                ...the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask

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                • #9
                  tungsten

                  Try the purple tungsten for that machine they hold there tip amazingly well the same if not better than 2% LAN.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jrscgsr:306975
                    Pure (green) tungsten is not recommended with a square wave machine on AC. use ceriated (orange)
                    Why is that? And where did you get this from? I have used and still do use pure with my lincoln square wave and it works great... i use ceriated on thin alu. Under 3/16. Anything over i use pure

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                    • #11
                      like weldon said....

                      I use pure on a synchrowave 180, and have used it with the 250, 350 and a portable hf-251d set up with no problems. I think there is some confusion in the posts here, Miller doesn't recommend using pure tungsten with any of the inverter machines. I think this point may have gotten lost in translation. As for the Ceriated tungstens, I think they are ok , but i personally prefer the 1.5 or 2% lanthanated. They seem to give the sweetest characteristics with all the gear i use. I see they are bringing the E3 tungsten out in a big way as the latest greatest thing for all things Tig welding. I have researched this and it seems to have very similiar composition to the 2% lanthanated. I understand it has lanthanated as well as rare earth components?
                      I have a welding addiction

                      ...the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by sturugged View Post
                        I use pure on a synchrowave 180, and have used it with the 250, 350 and a portable hf-251d set up with no problems. I think there is some confusion in the posts here, Miller doesn't recommend using pure tungsten with any of the inverter machines. I think this point may have gotten lost in translation. As for the Ceriated tungstens, I think they are ok , but i personally prefer the 1.5 or 2% lanthanated. They seem to give the sweetest characteristics with all the gear i use. I see they are bringing the E3 tungsten out in a big way as the latest greatest thing for all things Tig welding. I have researched this and it seems to have very similiar composition to the 2% lanthanated. I understand it has lanthanated as well as rare earth components?
                        E3 is 1.5% lanthanum with trace amounts of yttrium and zirconium.

                        Pure "is" commonly used with sinewave tigs. Lots of people still use it.
                        http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...lectrode-guide
                        Nothing welded, Nothing gained

                        Miller Dynasty700DX
                        3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
                        Miller Dynasty200DX
                        ThermalArc 400 GTSW
                        MillerMatic350P
                        MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
                        MKCobraMig260
                        Lincoln SP-170T
                        Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
                        Hypertherm 1250
                        Hypertherm 800
                        PlasmaCam CNC cutter
                        Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
                        SiberHegner CNC Mill
                        2 ea. Bridgeport
                        LeBlond 15" Lathe
                        Haberle 18" Cold Saw
                        Doringer 14" Cold Saw
                        6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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                        • #13
                          Tried E3 on alum. Have to say it is not half bad.
                          Nothing welded, Nothing gained

                          Miller Dynasty700DX
                          3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
                          Miller Dynasty200DX
                          ThermalArc 400 GTSW
                          MillerMatic350P
                          MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
                          MKCobraMig260
                          Lincoln SP-170T
                          Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
                          Hypertherm 1250
                          Hypertherm 800
                          PlasmaCam CNC cutter
                          Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
                          SiberHegner CNC Mill
                          2 ea. Bridgeport
                          LeBlond 15" Lathe
                          Haberle 18" Cold Saw
                          Doringer 14" Cold Saw
                          6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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                          • #14
                            tungsten

                            Bought the last 3-pure our LWS had in stock. He said can't reorder? Going to E3 in future.
                            Tried the E3 today with dynasty on small Alm job
                            Same opinion as shovelon not to bad.

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