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    ok hi folks would like to say verry informative forum glad i found this place!
    i have a question to ask is any ol' stick rod machine suitiable to tig weld?
    if not then what type of a machine do you need to tig regular carbon & stainless steel?

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    i would think that any DC capable stick machine would tig with scratch start and no remote.

    persomally id look for something with at least lift arc ability....used one for a while with no remote, but i never got into scratch start so i cant condem it.

    G

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    • #3
      Hobart Tigmate would be great. It s a complete AC/DC, TIG and Stick welding package.
      Midwest Metal Products
      Wire Forming | Sheet Metal Fabricating
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        Originally posted by jsheets View Post
        ok hi folks would like to say verry informative forum glad i found this place!
        i have a question to ask is any ol' stick rod machine suitiable to tig weld?
        if not then what type of a machine do you need to tig regular carbon & stainless steel?
        A straight DC machine will do it, its much nicer with a machine with foot control and the bells and whistles though.
        I used two mini arc 130's for 20 + years for portable tig work, mostly stainless tube.
        You also need the tig torch regulator bottle of argon etc to go with the machine.

        mike sr
        mike sr

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        • #5
          TIG Machines

          Originally posted by jsheets View Post
          ok hi folks would like to say verry informative forum glad i found this place!
          i have a question to ask is any ol' stick rod machine suitiable to tig weld?
          if not then what type of a machine do you need to tig regular carbon & stainless steel?
          Straight transformer stick machines are known as "droopers," based on their volt/amp curve. Volts drop off very quickly.

          TIG designs have a "flatter" volt/amp curve.

          You didn't say if you have, or are planning on getting a machine?

          Is your "any ol' stick rod" machine Red, and shaped like a "Tombstone?"

          TIG welding mild and stainless requires DC-

          Miller has quite a selection of reasonably priced, portable DC TIG/Stick machines.

          Hope this helps

          Dave
          "Bonne journe'e mes amis"

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