View Full Version : TIG welding

Robin Hewitt
03-04-2012, 08:37 PM
We have a couple of arc welding irons up at the workshop but I never use them, I was thinking maybe I should take the gas cylinder back to BOC and save on the rental.

Then out of the blue my son thing decides to have a go with the TIG over his lunch hour. This pic is from day 2 and it isn't his best, he took that to show his mates.

I thought TIG was supposed to be difficult, or is it only difficult if you want to do thin?

This could open up all sorts of possibilities :tennis:

03-04-2012, 10:37 PM
is it only difficult if you want to do thin?

Pretty much, regardless of the welding method.
Try welding some 0.8mm sheet, or thinner if you have any.

03-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Tig is relatively easy on steel so long as the tungsten is sharp, alli is a bit harder as you have to wait for a weld pool to begin but still relatively easy after practice. Very controlled tig welding, and rewarding to get nice runs :)