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View Poll Results: What process do you use most?

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  • GMAW

    22 52.38%
  • GTAW

    7 16.67%
  • SMAW

    8 19.05%
  • SAW

    2 4.76%
  • A/O

    1 2.38%
  • SPOT

    0 0%
  • OTHER

    2 4.76%
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  1. #11
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    At work, in the shop its all MIG. All aluminum is heavy ramps so the spool guns work good. On the road, its stick. [2 Miller big blue air pacs and 4 Bobcat 225Ds]

    At home, [my shop], Tig and MIg run close. I do alot of aluminum repairs, marine/boat stuff, so TIG is used a bunch, but I also repair trailers, farm equipment etc, so the MIG gets used a bunch. I have a Bobcat 225D that I never use since I only work in the shop.
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

  2. #12
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    Oct 2007
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    gate city virgina
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    Quote Originally Posted by HMW View Post
    At work, in the shop its all MIG. All aluminum is heavy ramps so the spool guns work good. On the road, its stick. [2 Miller big blue air pacs and 4 Bobcat 225Ds]

    At home, [my shop], Tig and MIg run close. I do alot of aluminum repairs, marine/boat stuff, so TIG is used a bunch, but I also repair trailers, farm equipment etc, so the MIG gets used a bunch. I have a Bobcat 225D that I never use since I only work in the shop.

    dang you got alot of engine drives there

  3. #13
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    ha ha, We have 5 road service trucks [1 spare bobcat]. We take care of a fleet of electric utillity trucks, 450+ vehicles [bucket trucks, derricks, trenchers, etc] always plenty to work on The air pacs are awesome, built in rotary screw compressor and can jump start anything.
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
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    Alaska
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    Default No listing for FCAW

    I have burned 150# of .072 FC since January 1st.
    TJ______________________________________

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Shattuck, OK
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    I use stick more than any other. I don't have access to a MIG at work, just the Thunderbolt, Ranger 8, and an old Forney that's still goin strong after 40+ years of service. I do occasionally use a MIG at the school, we have 2 MM185s and a MM210, but i rarely use them unless i'm in a hurry or doing alot of stuff with small materials.
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  6. #16
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    Oct 2007
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    Indiana
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    I like to use GTAW when I can, I don't like spatter anymore. But I find myself using GMAW more often then I like, mainly for speed and convienence.
    Tim Beeker,
    T-N-J Industries
    (my side bussiness)

    Miller Synchrowave 350LX with tigrunner
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  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    So. Cal
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    Default I kind of figured this.

    Before I asked you guys for help on this one I had a pretty good debate with one of my supplier as to what was used most. I said mig he said tig. I thought that stick might be up there with it but it seems that mig is replacing (by application) it's popularity slowly year by year. I know ya all like to tig and why not? it's more fun, prettier and takes more skill. Tig seems to be used more in our garages on our own projects than in the shop where we have to turn things over faster and make that buck.

    Thanks, I won the $5 bet.

    TacMig
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