Need to buy some shielding gas for my new tig welder. Call the local welding shop and the rep told me I could use CO2/Argon mix (the same gas mixture I use in my Mig welder). Is this true, the rep said he has never used a tig machine before, so I really had some doubts about his information. I need some advice on which gas to buy. The manual states Argon is the one for Aluminum, SS and mild steel. I will be practicing on mild steel and SS for right now, any help on the right gas would be appreciated....
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Thread: Tig welding gas
08-08-2006, 11:04 PM #1Member
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Tig welding gas
08-09-2006, 06:13 AM #2Originally Posted by gearheadRegards, George
Hobart Handler 210 w/DP3035 - Great 240V small Mig
Hobart Handler 140 - Great 120V Mig
Hobart Handler EZ125 - IMO the best 120V Flux Core only machine
Miller Dynasty 200DX with cooler of my design, works for me
Miller Spectrum 375 - Nice Cutter
08-10-2006, 03:07 AM #3Member
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Local "welding" shop
You can also use a coat hanger in a pinch for stick welding, I'd find a different local resource for advice....
10-07-2006, 08:50 PM #4
Argon is the only gas you should be using allthough you can use heluim
10-09-2006, 12:35 PM #5
The manual states 100% Argon. Its that simple.
10-11-2006, 05:58 AM #6