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Thread: Tig welding gas

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    Default Tig welding gas

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead
    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....
    Like the "Manual" says, 100% argon is the gas you want to use for tig on SS, MS & aluminum.
    Regards, George

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    Default 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....

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    Cool Gases

    Argon is the only gas you should be using allthough you can use heluim

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    The manual states 100% Argon. Its that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHCHOPPERS View Post
    The manual states 100% Argon. Its that simple.
    Looks like I should have visited your place, I have been within spitting distance a million times!! Nice work on the bikes, wish I still lived in the area, would love to p[ick your brain!!

    Carefully

    The Mushroom

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