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Old 05-03-2019, 05:07 AM
bunkclimber bunkclimber is offline
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Default stick welder to TIG

when you snap out of the arc you may leave marks on your workpiece,I guess it depends on what you are working(welding)on whether its allowable or not. Yes you may break the gas cloud but there should be enough gas volume to give you an envelope to shield the work. For my money Id buy an AC/DC TIG machine, not try to adapt a stick machine to a different job. Trying to learn the process with the inherent difficulties of not having a control(footpedal or thumb)to control heat on the fly makes this even harder to overcome.You're gonna be constantly battling the machine,not working with it..There's a lot of used TIG machines out there for reasonable money. IMO,it's kinda like using an adapter to convert a angle grinder into a drill press.
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