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  1. #11
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    I always wondered why I couldn't use my Millermatic 90 (sold) to feed my tig. I could use the same gas and feed a dab at a time into the puddle and never have to reposition the rod in my hand.
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  2. #12
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    Setup a cold wire system at a old job welding water purifier stainless tubes on a rotator. Made beautiful welds and saved a ton time.
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  3. #13
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    I understand that the TipTig system is a hotwire process

  4. #14
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    hi all,
    i have been using tip tig setup for quite a while now, it seems to work very well for what i want it to do.

    it uses 15kg spools of 0.8mm stainless wire, the wire feed units themselves are 4500 here in the uk, thats complete with a 2 button Tip Tig torch (400)
    press the red buton to arc, press the green to start wire.

    our hoses are quite flexible even tho the torch is watercooled, you can still manage to get it into many positions. it also has the ability to be alot quicker than traditional tig methods!

    the output of our Stel welders goes into the back of the Tip Tig unit, then the torch, gas, water, remote wires, all come from the front of it.

    il see if i can upload some photos.
    hope i can help anyone out here, thanks.

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    Thanks for your input.
    The pictures are great. I can really see what the Tig Gun looks like.

    I assume this is the "cold process" you are using. Do you why or when you would use the "hot process"

    Cheers


    Quote Originally Posted by justin205 View Post
    hi all,
    i have been using tip tig setup for quite a while now, it seems to work very well for what i want it to do.

    it uses 15kg spools of 0.8mm stainless wire, the wire feed units themselves are 4500 here in the uk, thats complete with a 2 button Tip Tig torch (400)
    press the red buton to arc, press the green to start wire.

    our hoses are quite flexible even tho the torch is watercooled, you can still manage to get it into many positions. it also has the ability to be alot quicker than traditional tig methods!

    the output of our Stel welders goes into the back of the Tip Tig unit, then the torch, gas, water, remote wires, all come from the front of it.

    il see if i can upload some photos.
    hope i can help anyone out here, thanks.

    justin
    UK

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    yes Tallman this is the cold feed.

    there is no arc or power connected to the wire what so ever and is just purely an automatic feed controlled by the microswitch on the tig torch.

    you can control very accurately the wire speed, the oscillation speed, the pause time and the wire retract. certain models are programmable to user settings!
    Tip Tig has a great advantage over feeding the rod by hand because you can put a hec of alot of wire into a weld pool and weld at say, 200A, and your hands are no where near the arc at all so they dont get hot!!
    and also using two hands on the torch gives you a really steady weld that looks amazing!

    could you possibly feed wire manually at about 1ft per 4-5 seconds???



    justin.

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    hey for anyone interested still theres a similar system for little over 1k sold by arc zone seems to me that even for this investment it should get good results

    http://www.arc-zone.com/index.php?ma...oducts_id=7852
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    yeah that seems really cheap, but it is only a wire feed unit that you have to hold in a spare hand.

    where as the Tip Tig has its own dedicated 2 button torch that works the wire unit. your gas runs through the machine, and it even has water cooler connections on the back of the unit because the tip tig torch is cooled. and the wire comes out on a holder that clamps up under your ceramic.

    it seems more of a well thought out machine.,

    however, surely this Pro II Tig cold wire feed can be adapted somehow to be fixed infront of your torch? this way i think it gives you a perfectly straight weld with no great effort or concentration required!


    thanks for the link, it would be interesting to find out how many different styles of adaptable wire feed units there actually are!

    justin

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    ya i know its not the ideal setup but it makes it easier to learn and for the price comparably its an "ok" system
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  10. #20
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    Default TIP TIG info

    I have found some brochures on a website from Canada.

    http://arcinnovations.net/nmdownloads.php

    some good images of the torches and machines in the brochures.

    It looks like they are the distributor for western Canada.

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