Welder advice

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Welder advice

Postby Sam. » Fri Jun 25, 2021 12:11 pm

I know we have some absolute gun welders on here with a shit load of knowledge. I know a young fella that is starting his trade as fabricator in a small workshop and he doesn't have a great deal of guidance on this particular machine.

If anyone could give any insight on this particular TIG welder that would be awesome. I know it's a very broad and general question as it will always depend what your welding and thickness etc but any info would be appreciated.

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Re: Welder advice

Postby RuddyCrazy » Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:21 pm

G'day Sam,
From the small pic it does look like a HF Tig/ AC/DC arc welding machine with all the bells and whistles and if it doesn't have a user manual a trip to a welding shop should supply one and where starting out a good read is the way to go. Get your mate to have a look on you tube as some of the tig welding videos I've watched have used that same welder. There some great Aussie video's and I'm sure after that young guys watches a few he will soon get the hang of using it.

Cheers Bryan
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Re: Welder advice

Postby LikkerSheWillLoveIt » Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:08 pm

Hold on, I don’t know where this will go.

The centre black knob, is the main control, push it and the led will light up what system its operating. A general guide would be 1. Pre flow gas 2. Up slope 3. Start Current 4. Peak current 5. Arc force / balance 6. Down slope 7. Post gas flow.

Then you will have welding process selection, ARC (MMAW) DC TIG (GTAW) AC TIG (GTAW) AC for Aluminium. DC for pretty much everything else.
Then you will have start selection HF (press button or foot pedal) needed for AC. Or lift start (scratch the electrode on the job)
Then maybe 2T 4T. 2 touch (on/off momentary) or 4 touch (latch)

Don’t forget the “earth clamp” goes in the positive.
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Re: Welder advice

Postby Sam. » Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:58 pm

This rig is just used for aluminium jobs, they mig everything else
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Re: Welder advice

Postby CJCM45 » Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:13 pm

Gday mate,
WIA welders used to be a top notch welding machine, manufacturing in SA, Australia...I used to sell them.
Now everything comes from overseas, but a 200amp ACDC unit will join just about everything up to 6mm. Duty cycle is the key if he wants to use professionally. ie, weld all day
Most " multi purpose" units only push 30% duty, meaning you can weld flat out for 3 minutes out of ten minutes. Not a problem if it's stop/start.
It is a good unit!!
Hope your mate goes well!
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