I am interested in buying a welder for mostly thin walled aluminum work (no more than 1/8) and some steel on the side. I have some friends who do alot of welding. One told me that welding al with a mig gives a terrible result and the other told me that migs do a fine job at welding. Could someone please help me decide whether I need tig or a mig.
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Thread: Aluminum Welder
11-30-2006, 06:48 PM #1spazdemon Guest
11-30-2006, 06:51 PM #2Senior Member
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I prefer TIG over MIG. TIG takes more practice and is better for thin stuff.
11-30-2006, 07:03 PM #3
I would take the tig on thinner plate if you want to keep it pretty. On castings and heavier alum the mig and a spoolgun gets my vote...BobBob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
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1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC