Red tungsten will not ball up as well as 2% ceriated or 2% lanthanated.
Personally I keep Red for DC, and ceriated and lanthanated for AC.
For some reason 1.5% lanthanated self destructs as rapidly as Thoriated, so I been giving them out to the newbies to kill off on AC. Red is my all time favorite for steel.
I use a belt sander to sharpen my tungstens, with a pencil like taper.
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06-19-2012, 01:25 PM #21Nothing welded, Nothing gained
3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
ThermalArc 400 GTSW
MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
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