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Old 11-08-2019, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Question on Tig welding.

Iím interested in getting a Tig set up for some projects.
I found a Tig torch on FB that states that it will use the power from a stick machine, and just connect to Argon. No dedicated Tig power supply needed. I have an SA 200, and Miller 185 mig welder now.
Anybody used one of these? Any issues? Will they work fairly well?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:15 PM   #2
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Most likely on carbon and stainless steel where you run DC current.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:25 PM   #3
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You can tig with your sa-200, just hook it up electrode negative (straight polarity). Yes you will need a bottle of argon and regulator also. You can tig carbon steel or ss.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:27 PM   #4
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As stated above; for aluminum you will need a high frequency AC power supply.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:31 PM   #5
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Just remember to reverse your leads and all will be good to go.
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:06 AM   #6
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To do aluminum you will need an AC/DC machine and a high frequency out put. I use a Miller HF251 and it has served me well hooked to a Miller Shopmaster power source.
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