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Learning to tig weld

I have been learning to TIG weld for a week and a half now. Boy this takes patience! My teacher says I am getting pretty decent with mild steel so now I am easing into chromoly. It took me a few days to get the feel of dipping the filler rod into the kernel and not touching the tungsten.

I feel good about learning a new skill at 35!

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A new skill is always good I am 28 and learning every day lol...
My father and i own a fab shop and I am constantly learning new things from my old man it's great that is something that can never be taken from me.
I'm always down to learn from anybody young or old

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I have wanted to learn for quite awhile, I almost went out and bought my own machine just so I would be able to learn but was a little scared I might not be able to "get" it and be out a bunch of money. Luckily I haven't had to buy my own yet but I am thinking it would be a good investment now .

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I understand that, it's a learning curve but it's knowledge and that is power and perfect practice makes perfect. Best part is your learning from some one that can teach you and if you get your own machine you will only get better.

Good luck with your experience ,

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Thank you!

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eric, for giggles ask your instructor when do you get to play with a foot pedal with hi frequency start voltage. bobn
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eric, for giggles ask your instructor when do you get to play with a foot pedal with hi frequency start voltage. bobn
I assume he's learned on a HF start machine? With today's invertor machines I can't imagine he's scratch starting.


Good for you Eric. I'm hunting a Diversion 180 as I type. Learned to TIG years ago; I can do it fairly decent but I ain't no pro that's for sure

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I am learning on a Miller Diversion 180 with foot pedal. He has a bigger unit sitting on the other end of the bench but don't use it.

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I have wanted to learn for quite awhile, I almost went out and bought my own machine just so I would be able to learn but was a little scared I might not be able to "get" it and be out a bunch of money. Luckily I haven't had to buy my own yet but I am thinking it would be a good investment now .
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I have a nice TIG welder for sale and will give you all day (8 hours if you like) instruction with the purchase. And, you can call with follow up instruction. Be carefull when looking at the Inverter type units, most work well but have short duty cycles and struggle with aluminum and Magnesium because of power required too weld it. I have 30 years + of custom welding background. Near St Charles, IL.
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Thank you for the offer Chuck, I am gonna hold off awhile on buying one but I can buy the one I have been using for what the Welders Supply would give him on trade in allowance.

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Way to go Eric!

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Thanks what have you guys been up to?

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Mostly working.Brian lost 127 pound's he's lighter then me.He's been working his *** off,and it show's.i'm so happy for his success.other than that,got Hemi on my mind.

Good luck too you bro on your stang and the new motor,fun times for shure.

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Mostly working.Brian lost 127 pound's he's lighter then me.He's been working his *** off,and it show's.i'm so happy for his success.other than that,got Hemi on my mind.

Good luck too you bro on your stang and the new motor,fun times for shure.
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Tig Welding is deffinitely an art,.........and a tough one to master, if I do say so myself.

I'm self taught for a couple of years now. I cut my teeth on a cheap off-shore 185a AC/DC inverter unit. Sold it a while back and picked up a Thermal Arc 186 on Black Friday for an awesome deal.

I like it so far,.......but just like any Tig, aluminum stuff is another world. LOL

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