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07-13-2009, 02:44 AM
i am interested geting a tig machine but know very little about it i ahve tried it before and found it real nice to weld with a tig.what is the differance in the tig and stick machines? can a dc stick machine be converted for tig?i would appreciate any info you can share thanks.

07-13-2009, 03:29 AM
You can dc tig with a dc stick machine but you're much better off buying a real tig machine. A real tig machine will have a gas valve, post flow gas timer, and a way to start the arc, either lift/touch or high frequency. If you want to weld aluminum, then you need an ac/dc tig machine.

07-13-2009, 05:47 AM
Don't forget about a remote and much finer ability for dialing in the amps.

I real tig is just a stick welder with all the options needed for good tig welding.