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    Default New 200 DX - Now What Consumables To Buy

    Dynasty 200 DX on the way to my house. drool...drool...pant...pant... :-)

    I'll be doing mostly mild steel first then some SS and aluminum every now and then. No odd alloys. Max thickness 1/4 or less.

    All scrap metal to start as it's practice practice practice to begin with. I'm not a shop.

    So if you were in my shoes what would tungstens and filler wires you take home with a new rig? It comes with 2% Cerium tungsten-1/16, 3/32, 1/8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickermigtigger View Post
    Dynasty 200 DX on the way to my house. drool...drool...pant...pant... :-)

    I'll be doing mostly mild steel first then some SS and aluminum every now and then. No odd alloys. Max thickness 1/4 or less.

    All scrap metal to start as it's practice practice practice to begin with. I'm not a shop.

    So if you were in my shoes what would tungstens and filler wires you take home with a new rig? It comes with 2% Cerium tungsten-1/16, 3/32, 1/8.
    Congrats... you will love it....

    just get an assortment of 1 lb paks of 1/8 TIG rods to start.. then buy rod as you need it...

    As far as tungsten goes... you might take some time and read the Diamond Ground Tungsten Guidebook...

    http://www.diamondground.com/TungstenGuidebook2013.pdf

    Educating yourself in tungsten selection and prep is self defence against LWS counterpeople that are either behind the times or lazy....
    selection for inverters is different than transformer TIGs

    Usually I would be telling you to download the FREE Miller TIG Handbook....

    but they have taken it down... Rumor is that it is being updated and revised and will again be available for download... I hope that is true...

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...9-TIG-Handbook
    Last edited by H80N; 07-22-2013 at 05:16 PM.
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    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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    Dynasty 200DX
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    Millermatic 200

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    Good advice, thanks. Luckily I downloaded the Tig book the same week they pulled it. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by stickermigtigger View Post
    Good advice, thanks. Luckily I downloaded the Tig book the same week they pulled it. :-)
    Glad you got a copy...

    contrary to what we were told... have heard some rumors that it will be revised modernized and a PDF reposted.... Surely hope that is true..

    NO idea on the timeframe though...
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    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know......

    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

    TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam..

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    H80N wrote --- just get an assortment of 1 lb paks of 1/8 TIG rods to start.. then buy rod as you need it...




    You'll want more than just 1/8" tig rods. Some 1/16" & 3/32" for lighter stuff. ER70S & 308 ss
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMW View Post
    You'll want more than just 1/8" tig rods. Some 1/16" & 3/32" for lighter stuff.
    You are very right....

    was a long day... brain out of gear...

    I had meant 1/16 to start... but they are cheap enough.. to get a bunch of sizes..
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    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know......

    “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

    Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

    My Blue Stuff:
    Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
    Dynasty 200DX
    Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
    Millermatic 200

    TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam..

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