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    Default Pondering on furthering my skills and qualifications

    Its been a long thought but I was wanting to learn more about tig welding and further my certifications. Any advice?

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    I know very little about tig welding enough to know the process but not enough to say I can do it with any efficiency. Is it really hard to get into and learn and how would this help my qualifications and certifications

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailerguy89 View Post
    I know very little about tig welding enough to know the process but not enough to say I can do it with any efficiency. Is it really hard to get into and learn and how would this help my qualifications and certifications
    TIG is my favorite process... and probably the most versatile...

    a skilled TIG welder can always find work..

    There are quite a few good videos on youtube...

    also if you have a local community college... a TIG course would give you a quick start with very low investment...

    You have probably heard it before ....

    BUT..

    Practice.. Practice.. Practice... to develop the rythm and regularity...

    and that.....

    Preparation, Fitup and Cleanliness are paramount...

    I would recommend the MILLER TIG Handbook... but they have taken it down for revision??

    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...t=tig+handbook

    makes no sense to me either...

    You might post your thoughts on the subject on that thread...
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    You need to decide for yourself, Knowlege equalls money, The more you know the more your worth to a perspective employer or even to a current employer.

    Me personally, I'm always trying to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Portable Welder View Post
    You need to decide for yourself, Knowlege equalls money, The more you know the more your worth to a perspective employer or even to a current employer.

    Me personally, I'm always trying to learn.
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    TIG is a process that has applications across the spectrum... from MicroTIG on dies and precision assemblies to Massive forgings on ships and locomotives..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JHORlqvMnY


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksqMflWWZ_Q


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDPhYDQAAfI


    Last edited by H80N; 09-29-2013 at 05:06 PM.
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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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    It was too confusing to me about 5 years ago but now I feel I have the confidence to accomplish a more complex form of welding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailerguy89 View Post
    It was too confusing to me about 5 years ago but now I feel I have the confidence to accomplish a more complex form of welding.
    I think you will enjoy TIG...
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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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    I don't want to get in it for the pay but more like the amount of respect that comes with the knowledge of being proficient at all types of welding.

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    I say go for the pay. You cant eat the rest.

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