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Thread: Aluminum Welder

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    spazdemon Guest

    Default Aluminum Welder

    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.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Suffield, Ohio


    I prefer TIG over MIG. TIG takes more practice and is better for thin stuff.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Salem ,Ohio


    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...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.

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