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Old 12-16-2004, 10:15 PM
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If I were to convert my stick welder to a scratch start tig welder would this be the type of kit I would buy and is it everything I need? And is that and good brand?

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Old 12-16-2004, 10:38 PM
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I was just thinking about this and thought I could give some more information. I will just be welding mild steel with this set up. And my welders max is 250 amps. And it will not be getting used much probly alot when I first get it then after a while just for things I want to have that "tigged" look. What kind of shielding gas do you use for mild steel?
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:38 PM
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Damn, when I was young and looked at the wish book, it was a Monkey Wards catalog while sitting on one of the two cold holes. I didn't get to search epay for new toys like the new kids do. I just had the ole catalog.. but why couldn't I get much past the lingerie pages?
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:41 PM
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argon gas ...........and look into a weldcraft torch, water cooler, and a good foot pedal....or just start saving and get a ac/dc tig !

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Old 12-16-2004, 10:42 PM
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I dont use a foot pedal if I do scratch start do I? I cant get a real tig for a while the 210/251 is first!
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:49 PM
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there is a guy over on the hobart board who made a homemade tig unit.....do a search over there..im sure that you could get some really good ideas from him........

but i gotta tell you that your o/a welding is just as good as tig (looks wise) so why not save the cash for the mig ?

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Old 12-16-2004, 11:27 PM
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It will be easiest if you get a torch with a gas valve on the handle. gimme a sec I will post a pic.

tecverter showing aircooled torches

The torch in the forefront is a 200amp aircooled model- bit of a club really. The one behind and next to it is a pro-fax unit. Notice the knobs, this is how you turn your argon flow off and on. The torch cable ends are dinse connectors (rt side of helmet), not likely you will want this end, but things like that are easy to replace. With this type of torch one cable is a power cable-just like a normal stinger (length of finebraided copper wire). and the second hose is just the gas hose that goes directly to the flowmeter.

Some torches have power/gas in the same hose , but these will be machine specific and much less flexible. FWIW.

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This would be a good choice and I have bought items of this seller before, would do again.

No affliation.
air cooled torch w/valve
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Old 12-17-2004, 01:30 AM
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Have you ever heard go first class or stay home?
Same applys to TIG. All yer gonna do with a halfassed lashup is piss yerself off if you don't already know TIG welding.
No foot pedal = NO control.
Of course, if you're the type person who uses a wrecking bar to open paint cans, go with an uncontroled arc and a halfassed air coold torch.
A week later, you'll have a ball makin a machine so you can pull a rope and kick yerself in the aZZ.
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Old 12-17-2004, 04:20 AM
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Dman, you can have the whole ball of wax with a little patience. Foot pedal and high freq, DC if you don't have it. Pic of mine
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