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    How can GTAW be legal?

    It is way too much fun!!!

    I just got a bottle for my new Syncrowave 200 yesterday and fired it up. It is awesome! Not like I know what I am doing or anything but this is some fun $hit!

    The amount of control you have is amazing, just watching the arc form, the puddle form, then solidify back as you play with the peddle and the reaction the metal has in and around the puddle.

    You guys have been keeping this TIG stuff a secret from us down and dirty MIG weld guys. Sure MIG is easy and fast, but this TIG stuff is the cat's a$$!

    My $0.02.

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    And you know, I thought I was the only person in the world that gets this excited about GTAW welding. Seriously. I probably stick weld 5 times more than I do GTAW and I love that too but there's something extremely cool about this process. I just got done running some this afternoon on a lid I'm making for a tongue box in the front of an HE trailer. Just some steel diamond plate to a frame but I wanted it to have that signature TIG look so I took the time to run it this way.

    I love it! Glad you do too.

    Enjoy.

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    SSSHHHHHHHHH! Quit talking about it unless you want to see a tax put on it!
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    Re: How can GTAW be legal?

    Their getting ready to outlaw it.
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    They will get mine when they pry it from my cold dead fingers!

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    Re: How can GTAW be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tritium View Post
    They will get mine when they pry it from my cold dead fingers!

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    I was jassed like that when I tried DC tig on my powcon and foun out how well it worked for a basic scratch start machine. The arc being so precise and having such a great puddle view do make it a fun process to use
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    hmmm, just got back from work, got 4-5 hours arc time... I'll ask for more tomorrow ... )
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    You guys have NO idea what you are getting yourself into..

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    Re: How can GTAW be legal?

    C'mon Zap,

    You know you love it too. I've seen some of your work. Anyone that TIGs like you do has to love it.

    Besides, you get ALL the fun jobs.

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    I have found tig to be almost better than sex, , , cornemuse

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    It is really, really fun. MIG is great functionally. I don't have the skill or money to buy a great MIG welder to do the whole "mig like tig" pretty weld thing, so to me TIG is like using a brush and MIG is like using a can of spray paint. It truly is fun.

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    Re: How can GTAW be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
    I have found tig to be almost better than sex, , , cornemuse
    try shortening arc length..

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    o p , sounds like you'd enjoy gas welding too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
    I have found tig to be almost better than sex, , , cornemuse
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    I've always loved the way the beads look nothing like some good old weld porn to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
    I have found tig to be almost better than sex, , , cornemuse
    I don't know about that but its a close second
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
    I have found tig to be almost better than sex, , , cornemuse
    Try combining both these activities together at the same time, it will really blow your mind, as well as something else.

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    Im just in it for the burning metal smell
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExpatWelder View Post
    I told my wife the same thing, she told me "you must be doing it wrong", didn't ask her to eaborate as to which she was referring to.--Matt
    There was a joke that a doctor told his wife she was terrible at sex. Next day doc came home early to find his wife with another man. Doc asked what she was doing; she said, GETTING A SECOND OPINION !!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: How can GTAW be legal?

    Better than sex....no

    Fun....yea.

    I just like how quiet and clean it is (especially on DC)...there's no crackle pop and sparks flying all over, just nice and tidy.

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    im with you guys this is way to much fun and if you call it work your crazy i would almost weld for free LOL.

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    Re: How can GTAW be legal?

    DLite said
    "Better than sex....no"

    I said
    "ALMOST", , , , better, , -corne-

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    He also said:
    "I just like how quiet and clean it is (especially on DC)...there's no crackle pop and sparks flying all over, just nice and tidy."


    I thought welders do it in ALL positions
    haha -c-
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornemuse View Post
    DLite said
    "Better than sex....no"

    I said
    "ALMOST", , , , better, , -corne-

    (edit)

    He also said:
    "I just like how quiet and clean it is (especially on DC)...there's no crackle pop and sparks flying all over, just nice and tidy."


    I thought welders do it in ALL positions
    haha -c-
    LoL!

    Some positions are more fun than others!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mafiacustomz View Post
    im with you guys this is way to much fun and if you call it work your crazy i would almost weld for free LOL.
    I don't know about that, having to do it every day 8-10 hours may take the fun out of it.
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