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    Default Tungsten question....weldcraft vs weldmark

    has anyone used weldmark green pure tungsten? its much cheaper than weldcraft. is the weldmark any good? thanks a lot.

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    anybody?

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    Go cheap ive used 2% for everything including aluminum. No issues

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    just watched a welding tips and tricks video and he said the 2% lanthinated will hold up on ac and dc. can i just buy 1 type of tungsten?

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    Default green(pure) tungsten is primarily for aluminum , not used with inverter powersources

    Yes you can use 2% lanthanated tungsten ( Blue color) for everything. also 1.5 % lanthanated which are gold can also be used for everything. I use both but i have to say the 2% seem to take the higher current levels better and they dont seem to burn up or erode at all. they are really good. Seems like many welding books dont talk too much about them yet, mostly refer to Thoriated for steels and either pure or zirtungs for aluminum. The Lanthanated and Cerium electrodes are kinda "new" like the inverter machines they tend to use them with.
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    Thumbs up 100% green tungsten on aluminium with Dynasty 350 works awesome

    green tungsten can be used with inverter welders on aluminum...i use it everyday on a dynasty 350...works awesome, so why say it can't be used??????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunder71 View Post
    green tungsten can be used with inverter welders on aluminum...i use it everyday on a dynasty 350...works awesome, so why say it can't be used??????????????
    Nobody says you can't use it. Shucks, I could use it but why would it when my 2% lanthanated holds the point for days without splintering or spitting.

    You can tune an inverter tig to utilize any blend, so why would I shackle myself with low temp pure when I can take advantage of high temp blends. TriMix is my favorite but wildly expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H80N:327871
    Quote Originally Posted by thunder71 View Post
    been doing it this way for years and works great,,why change to something that has proven to me not to be as good...sounds like you guys are salesmen trying to move the latest gadgets
    Easy enough to set up a Dynasty to emulate a 330 A B/P on aluminum...o

    Set it to AC... 60HZ... AC Balance 50/50... Waveshape to Sine... HF to Cont..

    and you would have eliminated all of the advantages of having a programmable advanced inverter...

    To each his own..

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvis View Post
    I don't think that is true. You still use less input power.
    got me on that one....

    of course you could add about 500lbs of iron and a bulky case to help the illusion..
    Last edited by H80N; 02-16-2015 at 05:22 PM.
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    H80N, I dont think your going to change his mind.

    The reason for buying a Dynasty is for the premium arc and to take advantage of all it has to offer, Another analogy is you you can get your race car to run 16 seconds on 86 octane but it runs 10 seconds on 106 octane, If your cool running 16 seconds why did you buy a race car when a chevette will do what you want to do.

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