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  • What settings are you using on the Dynasty200DX?

    I am just curious to see what settings you guys are using. Mild steel and aluminum. I just started running some beads(nothing on aluminum yet) with mine on Sunday and am very new to the TIG, so I just wanted to see what settings you guys use. I am currently only using the default settings. I have also only been practicing on 1/4 steel. I want to build a cart for my first project and I am going to use some angle iron and tubing. Both of which are thinner than the 1/4 I have been playing with. I don't want to burn through.

    I have been reading my manual and another TIG manual I downloaded from Miller, but still just wanted to get some opinions. I know of at least two other guys who just got this machine last week also, so chime in if you like.
    :-)

    Thanks, Jeremy

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    Just a guide for .001 of material thickness use 1 amp. I usually run a bit cooler and work a bit slower, but it is a guide to start. For 1/8" that would be 125 amps and I run 110-120 amps. This is a place where getting used to the machine will help your feel of where you like the settings, some guys work faster than others and need more amperage to work at thier speed!

    Hope this helps,

    ps, I learned this from HAWK,

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    • #3
      i have yet to use mine. but i will be trying out a lot this 4 day weekend i have starting thursday. i also will be building a cart for it.

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      • #4
        Hint

        When doing things like angle iron and any other hot rolled type of material, make sure you grind the mill scale off the area that is to be welded. It will eld easier and cleaner. You factory settings are fine for your steel work. Like PJ said, the settings of 1 amp per .001 thickness is a nice starting point and I also do like he does with steel I run a setting a little lower and aluminum I run a little hotter setting. As always, your foot pedal will be the fine tuner. Just watch the puddle and make sure it doesn't start running too wide on you.

        Andy

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        • #5
          Thanks Guys!

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          • #6
            congrats its good to see that you are not only willing to learn the skill but also hone your noodle. I think the handbook on millers website is extremely informative.
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            • #7
              Hey guys, I'm not the best at math or number conversions. :-) I am looking at my inches to millimeter chart that I got at the welding shop.

              1/4" = .2500 millimeters
              Would this convert to 250 amps if going by the 1 amp to .001 thickness? I'm a bit clueless :-)

              Thanks,
              Jeremy

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              • #8
                1/4" is .250 " . .2500 millimeter would be about .008"

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                • #9
                  So what about the amps? How do I go about figuring those by using the 1 amp to every .001 theory?

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    1/4" is 250 thou, that would be 250 amps going by that theory

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by stumpjumperpro
                      So what about the amps? How do I go about figuring those by using the 1 amp to every .001 theory?

                      Thanks
                      go on ebay and get a set of "dial calipers" . cheap ones will work fine. then measure the metal. .100" will be about 100 amps. .065" would be about 65 amps. doesn't get any easier than that.

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                      • #12
                        You know what the metal thickness is approximently, 1/4"=.250, 1/8"=.125, 1/16"=.63, basically if you get within 10 amps you'll get it. I use a 6" micro ruller that has a conversion table on the back{Lowes $8 in central tool brand**
                        works great.

                        Good luck,

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