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11-27-2007, 11:21 AM
does anyone know the inter-change-ability of parts on an HF Tig Welder? i don't really have the extra thousand+ dollars to get a "good" one, and i don;t really NEED it for anything. it will mainly be used for fooling around and cosmetic stuff. i was mainly wondering if i can get a basic Arc/TIG welder from HF, and get some "generic/Universal" add-ons such as a foot control and/or other TIG torches? also, does anyone have anyidea WHERE i might be able to get these add-ons at a good price? i don;t really expect to be able to get too many parts and make this thing into a beast, but i would like to be able to get at least a decent torch to put on it.
any help would be greatly appreciated.
11-27-2007, 12:10 PM
The HF tig's do not have any accessories. A few select people have made their own foot pedal. Save your money and get something decent.
11-27-2007, 12:39 PM
that's what i figured. i'm not big into modifying electrical components, especialy the ones that have a chance of killing me, so the pedal idea is out of the question. i'll just wait a while and get a good one. like i said, i'm not in any rush to get one (and neither is my fiance), and it'll just be used for minor stuff for now. i guess this is a perfect example of "Buy cheap, buy twice".
03-05-2008, 12:22 AM
hello to all,
My question is on hf tig welder can we use any 220 receptacle or dose it need to be the twist lock it calls out for.
03-05-2008, 04:59 PM
any will work just make sure you wire it up right!
03-05-2008, 05:01 PM
a dryer recp. is a lot cheaper then the general power recep.!
04-18-2008, 04:00 AM
Hi , iIfinally got my tig running the only problem i have is when I am finishing up the weld it blows a hole through the weld. Also any ideas on how to make a foot pedal for harbor freight tig welder
When you break the arc remain over the weld a few seconds this will keep the shielding gas over the termination point. This wil help.
04-22-2008, 01:08 AM
Also any ideas on how to make a foot pedal for harbor freight tig welder
Here's one, I like it!
04-26-2008, 12:05 AM
Thats a good idea, simple and effective. Some rework of geometry and it should pull full travel.
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