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  • DG is advertises WOLFRAM brand 2% Lanthinated tungsten but at 2x + the reg. price ??

    I would like to hear feedback from someone that has tried it before dropping $90 on an order of it and shipping when I am stocked well right now on std. 2% Lanth. from dg and others. They all seem the same so I am skeptical.
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  • #2
    If you are going to spend that amount, get the TriMix for alum, and get red from HTP/Usaweld for cheap to weld DC. Even DGP standard is import. Both of these are great for their intended purpose.

    2% lanthanated being a good dual purpose electrode is gotten cheaper elsewhere. But it you do try the Wolfram let us know if it is any better than chinese.
    Nothing welded, Nothing gained

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    • #3
      Originally posted by shovelon View Post
      If you are going to spend that amount, get the TriMix for alum, and get red from HTP/Usaweld for cheap to weld DC. Even DGP standard is import. Both of these are great for their intended purpose.

      2% lanthanated being a good dual purpose electrode is gotten cheaper elsewhere. But it you do try the Wolfram let us know if it is any better than chinese.
      Approximately 80% of the tungsten supply in this world is Chinese.
      Sooo your point is??

      Griff

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      • #4
        If it is better then I guess we can assume it came from the 20% that is not China. I will gladly pay the extra based solely on that and often do. I am not a great welder and someone with a good hand that welds everyday could do it more justice but I'll see if I think there is anything to it. Spending money is easy compared to getting a few 1000 hours under the hood in my hobby time, so I'll take every edge I can find that helps makes my welds look their best. I was just not gonna waste the premium dollars on it if I got some negative feedback. I'll order some tomorrow to see if I can see a difference.
        Last edited by Doug Doty; 02-04-2015, 08:15 PM.
        Miller Dynasty 300 DX TR, 2007
        Miller MM 251 w/30A spool gun, 2005
        Lincoln SP-100, 1990
        Hypertherm PM 45, 2014
        Scotchman 5014CM Ironworker 2005
        Grizzly 12x36 lathe 2010
        Wilton Belt sander and Cutoff Bandsaw 2006

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        • #5
          Originally posted by griff01 View Post
          Approximately 80% of the tungsten supply in this world is Chinese.
          Sooo your point is??

          Griff
          Point is Wolfram is German.
          Nothing welded, Nothing gained

          Miller Dynasty700DX
          3 ea. Miller Dynasty350DX
          Miller Dynasty200DX
          ThermalArc 400 GTSW
          MillerMatic350P
          MillerMatic200 with spoolgun
          MKCobraMig260
          Lincoln SP-170T
          Linde UCC305 (sold 2011)
          Hypertherm 1250
          Hypertherm 800
          PlasmaCam CNC cutter
          Fadal Toolroom CNC Mill
          SiberHegner CNC Mill
          2 ea. Bridgeport
          LeBlond 15" Lathe
          Haberle 18" Cold Saw
          Doringer 14" Cold Saw
          6 foot x 12 foot Mojave granite

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          • #6
            $$ for tungsten

            Originally posted by Doug Doty View Post
            If it is better then I guess we can assume it came from the 20% that is not China. I will gladly pay the extra based solely on that and often do. I am not a great welder and someone with a good hand that welds everyday could do it more justice but I'll see if I think there is anything to it. Spending money is easy compared to getting a few 1000 hours under the hood in my hobby time, so I'll take every edge I can find that helps makes my welds look their best. I was just not gonna waste the premium dollars on it if I got some negative feedback. I'll order some tomorrow to see if I can see a difference.
            I doubt THAT much more $ for tungsten is going to result in a visible difference, your skill level means much more then a (questionable) higher quality stick of tungsten.

            Spending time under your hood will result in a MUCH greater return then more dollars leaving your wallet.
            Richard
            West coast of Florida

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=shovelon;327650]Point is Wolfram is German.[/QUOTE

              Buy Wolfram. Don't know if they are better. But, I have serious doubts about the quality of anything coming out of China. Slave labor doesn't produce the greatest product!

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