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The Top 5 Mistakes in TIG Welding Aluminum and How to Fix Them

Jan 2016 01
11 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)


 
 
Aluminum can be very difficult to weld and there is a lot that can go wrong. This is the second video in our series on troubleshooting your welds and fixing those welding mistakes that we all make.

In this video we looked through our archives of questions and problems and found the top 5 most made mistakes when welding Aluminum ... And we're going to show you how you can EASILY fix them and get on with making some nice, strong Aluminum welds.

Top 5 Mistakes in TIG Welding and How to Fix Them

Dec 2015 25
11 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)


As you can probably imagine, in creating how-to videos, we get a whole lot of questions asked of us about TIG welding. It seems like many of the same problems show up over and over for lots of new AND experienced welders.

Over the next few episodes, we are going to show you the most re-occurring problems that most welders face, what they look like and how to fix them!

In this first episode, we will focus on basic problems that welders face when getting started. In later episodes we will cover problems when welding Aluminum, Stainless Steel and other materials that people have difficulties with.
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Weld.com welding videos are a series of welding shows that are loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! Whether you are trying to become better in the areas of TIG Welding, MIG Welding, Stick Welding or Cutting; Weld.com has what you need. All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. In addition to showing you how to weld, many times we will show you common mistakes and how to avoid them.
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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

Check out some of the products we use in TIG Time:
CK WorldWide TIG Torches
ArcOne Welding Helmets
WeldWatch Camera Systems
AquaSol EZ Wipes

Would you like to be a sponsor of TIG Time? Contact us via email at info@weld.com. Read More

MT-200 Welding Review: Aluminum, Carbon Steel, Stainless

Dec 2015 11
13 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)


In this episode, we take a look at the MT-200 AC/DC welding machine. We show you how it welds on thin wall and heavy Aluminum, Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel.


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Subscribe on YouTube and Never Miss a Video!
 
Have a question about welding? Ask Mr. TIG on the Welding Forum and have your question answered in a video!
 
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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

Check out some of the products we use in TIG Time:
CK WorldWide TIG Torches
ArcOne Welding Helmets
WeldWatch Camera Systems
AquaSol EZ Wipes

Would you like to be a sponsor of TIG Time? Contact us via email at info@weld.com. Read More

$5.00 DIY Welders Third Hand

Dec 2015 18
13 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)



Post your 3rd hand projects in the welding forum: http://goo.gl/LzeJxL

You will often see us using a tool that is used to hold metal in place while we tack or weld. This type of tool is called a third hand (or welders hand or other hand). As you know, TIG welding requries two hands, unlike MIG and some other welding processes. This makes it difficult to tack sometimes, especially if the piece you are trying to weld can't stand on its own. Unfortunately, these are not items that you can generally buy from a welding distributor or big box store. That is why we are going to show you how to build a welders third hand from items you can pick up at your local big box hardware store for less than $5.00.

Build a Welders Third Hand for less than $5.00! Oh yeah, and it will only take about 20 minutes or less to build. This is the perfect project for a new welder or just another project to build up your tool inventory.

Parts List:
2 - 12" Rebar ($1.18 ea)
1 - Counter weight (optional)
Spray paint (optional - $2)

Tools Needed:
Grinder
Welder
Vise

Steps:
1. Grind the first piece of rebar to a point on one side.
2. Grind feet onto both sides of the second piece of rebar. You can braze on some copper fittings to the bottom of the feet if you want additional grounding, however we did not do this in this video.
3. Place the first piece of rebar in the vise and bend a 90 degree angle (3-4 inches from the point).
4. Place the second piece of rebar (in half) in the vise and bend it to a 30 degree angle.
5. Attach the two pieces together by welding or TIG brazing them at the bend point. (Clean with EZ wipe or Acetone before welding)
6.Tack weld the counter weight directly above the first weld.
7. Spray paint if desired.

DONE!

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Have a question about welding? Ask Mr. TIG on the Welding Forum and have your question answered in a video!
 
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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

Check out some of the products we use in TIG Time:
CK WorldWide TIG Torches
ArcOne Welding Helmets
WeldWatch Camera Systems
AquaSol EZ Wipes

Would you like to be a sponsor of TIG Time? Contact us via email at info@weld.com. Read More

Rotary TIG Welding with the MT200

Dec 2015 04
13 01 Fri
Written by Mr. TIG (Wyatt Swaim)


 
 
In this video we show you how to set up and weld parts on a rotary turn table. Turn tables are useful in a whole host of scenarios. For instance, we were able to get an extremely tiny weld bead profile on this part with perfect results, because there was no welder error.

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View more TIG Welding Videos from Weld.com
 
Subscribe on YouTube and Never Miss a Video!
 
Have a question about welding? Ask Mr. TIG on the Welding Forum and have your question answered in a video!
 
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TIG Time is a TIG welding video series that is dedicated to making our audience a better community of welders. Each show is loaded with welding tips, tricks and hints that will help you drop that perfect bead every time! All videos are shot from "behind the hood" so you can get the welders perspective. If you have a request or are in need of welding help; let us know with a comment below!

New episodes every Friday!

Check out some of the products we use in TIG Time:
CK WorldWide TIG Torches
ArcOne Welding Helmets
WeldWatch Camera Systems
AquaSol EZ Wipes

Would you like to be a sponsor of TIG Time? Contact us via email at info@weld.com.

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