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Re: FTE Pre61 - Welders - TIG
Re: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection



Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 08:11:42 -0600
From: Mike Smith
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - Welders - TIG

To weld with a TIG welder you use a motion very much like an Oxy-Accetelene unit. With a TIG welder it is possible
to weld any kind of metal as long as you have some material to use as a filler rod that is the same as the base metal. The
high frequency that is refeed to is used to start the arc so that the tungsten electrode is not contaminated with the small
amount of the base metal that is transfered when you scratch start an arc.

Ray Cardogno wrote:

> More like a fancy electronic torch that can adjust in intesity from a jewelers torch to a rosebud(high heat tip). The big difference from an arc welder is that no electrode filler material (welding rod) is transfered to the work through the arc. TIG means Tungsten Inert Gas. Tungsten just like in a light bulb. It does not burn up, but can withstand intense heat which fuses the metal together while the inert gas gently purges the area around the weld, keeping oxygen from oxidizing or burning the weld.
> Good questions Tulio.
> Ray
> --
> On Mon, 01 Feb 1999 00:43:46 Tulio wrote:
> >I want to thank all of you who have contributed to my knowledge in the
> >understanding of what type of welders are good for the wannabe welder on
> >a challenged budget. I wish could just choose what I wanted and just
> >have it delivered to my garage....but... reality is I will have to hunt
> >for a bargain and haul it myself! hehe..
> >
> >I had just one other question about those TIG welders... It seems they
> >are electrical units? I mean.. turning down the 'frequency' whatever
> >that is, makes it an arc welder and with the frequency up high the arc
> >is pretty harmless to spark even through your fingernail as one person
> >put it. So, it seems it is a fancy ARC welder of sorts?
> >
> >
> >--
> >Tulio Solorzano
> >'60 F-100 Custom Cab
> >'79 HD Sportster
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Date: Wed, 3 Feb 1999 20:38:54 -0800
From: "oldguy1"
Subject: Re: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection

i purchased my mig welder from a discount store for arround 2oo bucks.. a
metal man who was doing patch panels for me reccomended it to me... it works
great for me on patch panels and welding up to a 1/4 inch
- -----Original Message-----
Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 3:59 PM
Subject: FTE Pre61 - mig welder selection

>I am in the market for a mig welder setup. I am not a pro body worker, just
>amateur that works on my truck on the weekends. I am in the process of
>some patchwork on my cab and fenders and need a mig welder. I don't want to
>spend a lot of money for an item I will use seldom, but I do want a
>unit. I have seen some mig units at the home inprovement stores such as
>and Home Depot that cost around $200. Are these kind any good for body work
>are they a waste of money? I have seen the more heavier-duty units at the
>welding supply store for $500 on up. I really don't want to spend that much
>money, but then again I don't want to buy the cheaper one and then have it
>fall apart after the first use. Does the old saying "you get what you pay
>apply to this stuff too? Any advice from you experienced guys would be a
>help. Thanks.
>'52 F-3
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