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Old 04-27-2014, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: Just bought a TIG Welder but Ive never welded in my life?

FFV8 made a great presentation and I won't muddy the waters.
Jody, over at the weldingtipsandtricks is excellent... many, many vids to watch there.
...I'll say 1 thing... argon from the torch is only getting to the front side. Requires special setup with purge for back-side also, or solar flux which is expensive.
Anyhow, maybe that's why the back-side of your project is not so pretty.
I also have a china tig box. Of course I wanted dynasty! Wasn't in the budget.
(Who am I joking. I have no budget!)
Mine arrived doa. I stopped the paypal payment.
Mfg shipped me a replacement board... good to go, no problems since.
I released the funds soon as it worked.
2 or 3 years now... sporadic projects with it. Always good to go.
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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