It's been a few years since I've been here....new site looks good.
Anyway, I've been doing some tig recently on relatively thin material (1/8" and 1/16" mild steel). I'm running about 65 amps on my TA185 on the 1/16", and having a **** of a time with the 1/16" filler...it just freezes the puddle as soon as I dab.
I straightened out a few pieces of mig wire and used that (.030") with much better results...nice fine bead, no freezing the puddle...made for a much nicer, easier, cleaner, better weld.
I stopped by a couple of the LWS houses yesterday and nobody seems to stock any tig filler in these sizes...they could order it, but looked at me like I had a 3rd eye on my forehead...wondering why I would ever need filler that thin. Granted...there's a reason they're selling welding supplies rather than using them.
Is use of filler in these sizes that much of a rarity? Is it common to just use more amps than necessary with .062 filler for thin stuff? I have a tendency to reinvent the wheel....just making sure I'm not going to out of line here.
Oh, and I'll post some pics of recent projects soon. Nice to be back.
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