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Old 04-27-2014, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: Just bought a TIG Welder but Ive never welded in my life?

FFV8 has offered you some great advice. Following his lead will get you going but the best part was where he says, "practice, practice, practice.

Once you get the basics of machine set up mastered, and even that will take some experimentation until you learn the ins and outs of TIG, your best course of action is to practice until you can do it without thinking about what you're doing. It will eventually become easier and easier.

I also agree that your prior experience with brazing will help some. You should already know the importance of watching the puddle (bug) and controlling it. TIG is very much like what you've been doing except the electric arc is providing the heat instead of a flame.

Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.

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