How can I get better at TIG welding?

Here are five tips that can help you attain this fine level of control.

  1. Make sure everything is ‘squeaky’ clean. TIG welding is not tolerant of any contaminants.
  2. Get comfortable.
  3. Look for ways to support your hands.
  4. Do a practice run.
  5. Clean a contaminated electrode immediately!

What is the best polarity for TIG welding?

When performing TIG welding, we recommend you to use the DCEN or the Direct Current electrode negative polarity. The older welders also call this as the straight polarity. For TIG Welding, the negative torch is perfect for you to prevent unnecessary tungsten overheating.

Do you push or pull TIG welding?

With TIG welding, use argon gas whether joining stainless steel, aluminum or steel. While push and pull both work well for MIG welding, with TIG, always use the push method. While a slower process, TIG welding produces much more aesthetically pleasing results.

What should Argon be set at for TIG welding?

TIG welders in general focus more on the flow rate than the pressure because the flow rate is what results in the appropriate argon pressure, which is usually 15-25 PSI. Keep the flow rate between 15 and 25 CFH or 35 CFH depending on the build of the consumable and its parts.

What is needed for TIG?

The major components required for TIG welding are:

  • The TIG welding machine (view recommended TIG welders here)
  • The welding electrode holder and the tungsten electrode.
  • The shielding gas supply and controls.

Why do my stainless TIG welds look dirty?

Response from on stainless steel welds. Discoloration is oxidation. It is just a matter of the argon shielding envelope leaving the hot metal before it has a chance to cool enough to not oxidize. Stainless has a tendency to bond really well with low heat as long as it is clean.

Why are my TIG welds GREY?

The gray is caused because the metal is too hot after the shielding gas is removed from it and the weld has absorbed impurities from the atmosphere.

Is Tig stronger than MIG?

Bottom Line. TIG welding produces cleaner and more precise welds than MIG welding or other Arc welding methods, making it the strongest. That said, different welding jobs may require different methods, while TIG is generally stronger and higher in quality, you should use MIG or another method if the job calls for it.

What do you need to know about TIG welding?

TIG welding involves several health risks when used within a closed space in the home, such as the following: In a small closed basement, the argon gas used in TIG welding will displace Oxygen and can cause suffocation without proper ventilation. The rising fumes off-gassed from welding pose a threat to others in the home above the basement. Sparks from the TIG weld pose a significant fire hazard in a closed space beneath a home.

What do you need in a TIG welder?

TIG Welding Basic Necessities TIG Torch. The TIG Torch is going to be where you insert your tungsten. Foot Pedal or Hand Control. The foot pedal or the hand control will help control your amperage. Tungsten. Tungsten is what is going to make the weld happen. Filler Metal Rods. The filler metal rods are going to be what you hold in the opposite hand of the TIG Torch.

What do I need for a TIG welder?

The equipments needed for TIG welding are: 1. A welding torch is used by the welder. This is connected to the power supply. The connection is formed by means of hoses. These hoses are used for sending power, shielding gas sources and also for supplying torch water.

What is a TIG welder good for?

TIG welding is used to join two pieces of metal together by heating them with an arc between a non-consumable tungsten electrode and the work piece. The process is used in combination with an inert, non-reactive shielding gas which protects the electrode from contamination.