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  • Blown S-10
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    well, i just checked arc-zones site. as i suspected, it is not a lanthanated, its a ceriated. gray. i'm going to have diamond send me a sample.

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  • Blown S-10
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    i went to a local shop and got a sylvania 1.5(least thats what the box said), $5 each, i got 1. i didn't notice any difference between the 3 kinds i have.

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  • fun4now
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    Blown S-10

    dimond ground is sending me out some sample 3/32" preground 1.5% and 2% lanth. in 20 degree with .020 flat 1.5% and 35 degree with .030 flat 2%, in standerd and high polish finish. i should have them soon, as well as prices for preground and non-ground, i'll pass the price info on too you when i get it.

    i wont be able to try them yet to tell you how they work as i dont have my dyn. yet but HAWK swears by them.

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  • Blown S-10
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    i tried the hyperperformance stick last night. i couldn't tell a difference from a thoriated. i looked at the ebay, aglevtecs, tungstens. he wants $8.50 for shipping, sheeesh. but i may have to bite the bullet.

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  • Scott V
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    Originally posted by Wheat


    Just so you know, those are from Diamond ground. I bought from both companys.
    Lev runs that one, and is great to deal with.

    This is Diamond grounds e-bay name. Jim is the president, and he handled my order when I screwed it up. Pretty cool that people do care about the little guy.

    http://stores.ebay.com/Tungsten-Direct

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  • wendell
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    Thanks, that's another great answer. I wasn't sure if I'd ge the benifit of increased arc stability and better starts w/ the lanthanated using my syncrowave. I'll deffinately make the switch next time I order tungsten. Thanks again.

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  • HAWK
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    wendell,

    For AC GTAW with a typical squarewave machine (Syncrowave) zirconiated tungsten cannot be beat! It does not spit or drip thus is used where X-Ray quality welds are necessary.

    For DC welding with the same type machine (such as a Syncrowave) the lanthanated will start easier and have a smoother more stabile arc due to its oxide contents. Therefore, it is wise to use lanthanated (rather than thoriated) for performance issues as well as health related issues.

    On AC TIG the zirconiated will tend to ball itself during use. Yes you still need to ball the tungsten or non inverter based GTAW power sources.

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  • wendell
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    While I'm aware of the advances in tungsten and how they apply to inverter based equipment, how has tungsten evolved for traditional (non inverter) tig welding. Should I be substituting lanthanated for thorated solely for the health concerns, or are there perfromance benifits? Should I still be balling pure or zirconated for AC?

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  • HAWK
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    flash burn,

    Sure! The lanthanated does a great job on DC. I use it for most all my AC and DC welding with the Dynasty. I have used it with the Maxstar 200DX with great results. Ceriated would be a second choice followed by thoriated. GOOD QUESTION!

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  • bitternut
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    I bought 2% lanthanated from that e-bay seller. I purchased a couple of different diameters plus a couple of other items. He combined the shipping of my items which made the shipping real cheap. My order came real fast and I feel I got a bargain. It was a pleasure dealing with that seller. I am using the tungsten in my dynasty 200DX.

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  • flash_burn
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    Originally posted by HAWK
    The 1.5% and 2% lanthanated is the best tugnsten I have ever found for the Dynasty inverters. I am not familiar with 1% lanthanated. However, it will probably be okay. All tungsten has a % tolerance for the alloys. Therefore the 1% could be as little as .75% or as much as 1.25% lanthanated. Give or take a bit. I usually buy Sylvania 2% lanthanted from a local shop. If I mail order the Diamond Ground Products ground to spec is my preference.
    I have a Maxstar 200DX. Are the lanthanated electrodes recommended for this machine?

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  • flash_burn
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    http://www.diamondground.com/index-2.html

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  • Blown S-10
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    thanx guys. i think i'm just going to get the stuff welding depot has, that i need. and deside what i'm going to do about the 1.5%. i have a stick of the hyperperformance that came with my torch from arc-zone. i will use that in the mean time, and see how it does.

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  • fun4now
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    arc-zone

    http://www.arc-zone.com/catalog/web_...=6892375_53099

    $20.00 for a pack of 10 (3/32 1.5 lanth.)

    i'm still looking for the dimond ground website i know its in here just cant remember where i put it LOL
    ill post ya a link when i find it.
    i plan on getting mine from dimond ground as i dont want to be able to blame the equipment if i'm makeing a pooo-pooo weld i want to know it's me so i know i need to do somthing different.

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  • DEA
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    Originally posted by Blown S-10
    thanx. yes, i have seen that seller. i feel that his methods are shady. $8.50 shipping for a $2 package . or items in an auction that are "seemingly" related, but are not = deceitfull. i would feel it very difficult to buy from him..

    I have seen post's of where several people have bought from him with great results I was going to but,found a small local supplier was giving me good deals on what I needed.I still would not hesitate to buy from him.I've e mailed him a few times to see about mix & matching items and that was ok
    Just my 2$ worth

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