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    Do you thread TIG filler rod through your fingers before pushing its end into the weld puddle? I thread the rod through my fingers as I push its end into the puddle, not before.

  • #2
    kinda
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    • #3
      Learn how to tig weld. http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/how-to-tig-weld-feeding-rod.html The filler wire hand is a slow learner. It is the speed bump in ...


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      • #4
        Video does not show feeding rod into the weld puddle.
        Last edited by Bruce83; 04-17-2016, 02:09 PM. Reason: My response was rude.

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        • #5
          Not really sure how you can say that's a dumb YouTube video. This guy went out of his way to help you with a question you had and your response is its a "dumb" YouTube video? Well, go ahead and ask another question then and see how much help you get.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bruce83 View Post
            Dumb you tube, does not show freeing into the weld puddle.
            Gee Bruce.... how about you show us the "SMART" method..... as you perceive it...??

            will say you leave a distinctive first impression...

            you are too smart to seek our advice anyway....
            Last edited by H80N; 04-17-2016, 07:40 AM.
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            “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

            Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

            My Blue Stuff:
            Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
            Dynasty 200DX
            Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
            Millermatic 200

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            • #7
              Originally posted by H80N View Post

              Gee Bruce.... how about you show us the "SMART" method..... as you perceive it...??

              will say you leave a distinctive first impression...

              you are too smart to seek our advice anyway....

              There is no 'SMART' way to do anything (the burn marks on my body will prove that), I was just asking how people feed TIG rod.

              Oh by the way i have been welding 43 years and have passed 21 weld certs (GMAW Aluminum & steel, SAW steel, SMAW steel, GTAW steel & aluminum & DC GTAW aluminum) (DOT, ASME, BCA-5962, MIL-STD-1595A, 2219/8611, 8604/2219, 248D & AWS D1.1, D1.2 & D1.3) and was W-06-01-003 REV C Visual Weld InspectIon trained'. The best one was DC GTAW on .500' 5052 aluminum (no preheating, 4043 filler rod, Sycrowave 250, 40CFH Helium).

              So I guess your right about not seeking advice, but I am willing to learn anything new, as things do change and help if I can.

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              • #8
                I wonder if someone makes a rod dispenser? Im kinda thinking like how a hot glue dispenses glue. I'm no expert but I do like to think outside the box
                blue stock,
                miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                miller maxstar 150 STL
                miller maxstar 210
                miller a bp 330
                non blue,
                Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                esab plasma
                Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                victor oxy acy set
                thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                • #9
                  blue stock,
                  miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                  miller maxstar 150 STL
                  miller maxstar 210
                  miller a bp 330
                  non blue,
                  Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                  esab plasma
                  Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                  victor oxy acy set
                  thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                  • #11
                    I know it's not feeding through fingers...got me thinking about better ways though
                    blue stock,
                    miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                    miller maxstar 150 STL
                    miller maxstar 210
                    miller a bp 330
                    non blue,
                    Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                    esab plasma
                    Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                    victor oxy acy set
                    thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by Bruce83 View Post


                      There is no 'SMART' way to do anything (the burn marks on my body will prove that), I was just asking how people feed TIG rod.

                      Oh by the way i have been welding 43 years and have passed 21 weld certs (GMAW Aluminum & steel, SAW steel, SMAW steel, GTAW steel & aluminum & DC GTAW aluminum) (DOT, ASME, BCA-5962, MIL-STD-1595A, 2219/8611, 8604/2219, 248D & AWS D1.1, D1.2 & D1.3) and was W-06-01-003 REV C Visual Weld InspectIon trained'. The best one was DC GTAW on .500' 5052 aluminum (no preheating, 4043 filler rod, Sycrowave 250, 40CFH Helium).

                      So I guess your right about not seeking advice, but I am willing to learn anything new, as things do change and help if I can.

                      Bruce

                      You might be surprised at the depth of experience on this board...

                      I have only been TIG welding since 1968...

                      But there are some Truly Experienced and Expert members here that manage to chime in and help others without being wise guys..... some much younger than us but display a mastery of the art that is amazing

                      Pretty much a level playing field here... Without anybody pretending to be the big dog....

                      With that in mind welcome aboard.....
                      Last edited by H80N; 04-17-2016, 01:57 PM.
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                      *******************************************
                      The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

                      “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”

                      Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

                      My Blue Stuff:
                      Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
                      Dynasty 200DX
                      Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
                      Millermatic 200

                      TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                      • #13
                        Originally posted by Michael ray View Post
                        I wonder if someone makes a rod dispenser? Im kinda thinking like how a hot glue dispenses glue. I'm no expert but I do like to think outside the box

                        Ya, I think its called a MIG welder
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                        • #14
                          Well ****....guess I done forgot I had some of dem...
                          blue stock,
                          miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                          miller maxstar 150 STL
                          miller maxstar 210
                          miller a bp 330
                          non blue,
                          Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                          esab plasma
                          Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                          victor oxy acy set
                          thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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                          • #15
                            Back to basics again
                            blue stock,
                            miller shopmaster 300, s22a feeder, s30 spool gun, hf251, arc pig
                            miller maxstar 150 STL
                            miller maxstar 210
                            miller a bp 330
                            non blue,
                            Lincoln weldanpower 150 1982 model
                            esab plasma
                            Hobart ironman 210, spool gun
                            victor oxy acy set
                            thousands of snap on tools, 3 large boxes and tons of automotive equip.

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