View Full Version : tig welding advice
05-02-2012, 12:38 AM
I am new to tig and i am just running beads on a flat piece of 1/2 steel . I cant seem to get it flat as I should using a foward and back movement. If I weave it ok I am moving to fast. I have it set at 150 amp using 10 of argon 3/32 rod and 3/32
05-02-2012, 12:39 AM
05-02-2012, 12:40 AM
05-02-2012, 01:32 AM
Ok a raised the amps and It's better.
05-02-2012, 09:52 AM
yeah, I was just thinking, 150a is a bit low for 1/2" plate. Someone with actual knowledge can chime in on proper amperage, but Miller has a guide on their website that I use as a base.
05-02-2012, 10:12 AM
time to try a lap joint..
05-02-2012, 03:03 PM
I raised the amp to 200 and it was better I just been getting the hang of the torch and movement.
05-02-2012, 08:05 PM
Draw a line, cut a groove, etc. to follow. That will help you run straight beads. You shouldn't need 200 amps.
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