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, 02:25 PM #21
Last edited by shovelon; 06-19-2012 at 02:28 PM. Reason: decrepidNothing welded, Nothing gained
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06-19-2012, 02:42 PM #22Member
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Tig welding 1/4" aluminum 1st attempt
With 2% thoriated i sharpen it then lightley grind/ sand off the sharp tip to give it a slightley blunt tip. Works great.
I roll into it very quikly if that makes sense, i try to draw a pudle within 3-4 sec and then start dippin
06-19-2012, 06:20 PM #23
Im gonna try rolling into and out I was getting a pin hole when finishing thanks again for the tips