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  • Wanting to tig steel with my Multimatic 200, looking 4 good source 4 getting started

    I have the Multimatic 200 with all the add-ons, spoolmate 100 gun, tig contractor kit setup. Ive seen some videos on basic setup of the machine and watched what I believe are some videos on tig welding steel(not aluminum)

    Im finally getting around to start some small simple projects for this Christmas as gifts. So wanted to try tig for the cleaner less grinding aspect of things..

    So here is what im going to attempt as the projects.. my wife suggested creating jewelry trees for all the nieces and daughters. I was looking at possibly using some 3/16 round solid or 1/8 round solid so that its easier to create the shapes. Then welding to about a 2" wide flat bar for the stand.. once all done, maybe having them powder coated since it would be for the girls, want them to look nice.

    So can anyone offer suggestions? Links to good videos or just suggestions. Just looking to make sure I have all the right consumables before I set time aside to start working on this..

    thank you

  • #2
    Jody has some good videos on YouTube called welding tips and tricks. Miller's website has some calculators and info that you'll probably find useful as well.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cubangt View Post
      I have the Multimatic 200 with all the add-ons, spoolmate 100 gun, tig contractor kit setup. Ive seen some videos on basic setup of the machine and watched what I believe are some videos on tig welding steel(not aluminum)

      Im finally getting around to start some small simple projects for this Christmas as gifts. So wanted to try tig for the cleaner less grinding aspect of things..

      So here is what im going to attempt as the projects.. my wife suggested creating jewelry trees for all the nieces and daughters. I was looking at possibly using some 3/16 round solid or 1/8 round solid so that its easier to create the shapes. Then welding to about a 2" wide flat bar for the stand.. once all done, maybe having them powder coated since it would be for the girls, want them to look nice.

      So can anyone offer suggestions? Links to good videos or just suggestions. Just looking to make sure I have all the right consumables before I set time aside to start working on this..

      thank you
      So you have never TIG'd before? Or did I not read correctly? If you have never done any before you have a long learning curve and just watching a video is not going to do it, lots and lots of practice will.
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      • #4
        I have done some(very little tig) on some aluminum when I was helping at our shop, but have more experience in mig than tig for sure.. but im not looking for how to tig, I guess im looking more for considerations and material references so I know I have the right rods and so on..

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        • #5
          Get some thin scrap steel and play around a bit.
          Then you will have a much better handle on what you need.
          I'd begin with collet and collet body for 1/16th tungsten and something like a stubby #6 gas lens. Then try bigger lenses if you can for better coverage.
          That should at least get you going in the right direction.

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          • #6
            Did you look here? http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...ur-skills/tig/

            A tig calculator would be useful. http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...calculator.php

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