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    I just bought a diversion 180, i have never tig welded before. Just wondering about the basic setup. I have put 3/32 tungsten in it, started welding aluminum and had pretty good luck on flat work. How far does the tungsten extent out? Do i need to grind it? Any help would be great

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    Originally posted by Jesusfreak View Post
    I just bought a diversion 180, i have never tig welded before. Just wondering about the basic setup. I have put 3/32 tungsten in it, started welding aluminum and had pretty good luck on flat work. How far does the tungsten extent out? Do i need to grind it? Any help would be great

    thanks
    no grinding on it. Use green 100% about 1/8" stick out. Dip aluminum rod (4043 or 5356 or whatever in front edge of wet puddle that your electrode creates.

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      Originally posted by coxey2 View Post
      no grinding on it. Use green 100% about 1/8" stick out. Dip aluminum rod (4043 or 5356 or whatever in front edge of wet puddle that your electrode creates.

      ?????????
      Yes, you grind a point on the tungsten. No, you don't use pure tungsten on inverter machines. You should probably read the info provided on millers website that is free on tig welding.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by coxey2 View Post
        no grinding on it. Use green 100% about 1/8" stick out. Dip aluminum rod (4043 or 5356 or whatever in front edge of wet puddle that your electrode creates.

        That is WRONG.... inverter machines want a ground tungsten... like the Diversion

        Grinding info is in this TIG Guidelines booklet

        http://www.millerwelds.com/pdf/gtawbook.pdf

        Balled pure tungsten is for transformer machines...

        you want sharpened blunted.... preferably Lanthanated or Ceriated Tungsten...

        BTW... depending on the aluminum alloy you are welding... you might try 4943 instead of 4043... it is neat stuff...
        Last edited by H80N; 12-01-2014, 01:24 PM.
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          or just look in the manual


          H80N-

          all dat stuff in the GTAW pdf is in the manual for the 180


          If you bought it used wid out a manual here is the online version

          http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o263920a_mil.pdf
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
            or just look in the manual


            H80N-

            all dat stuff in the GTAW pdf is in the manual for the 180


            If you bought it used wid out a manual here is the online version

            http://www.millerwelds.com/om/o263920a_mil.pdf
            Broc

            you are absolutely correct...
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            • #7
              100% tungsten

              I have two of these machines. Yes they are inverters but they weld fine with 100% tungsten. They weld fine with other tungsten's also. They weld easier with the 100% green tungsten. The 4043 flows and wets better too. As you get more used to it try the other tungsten's. The point won't stay sharp on the 100% and will ball like HF and weld fine.

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