New guy here. First Post.
I'm hoping someone can give some starting points for making a bead with a PowerPro 205 on Aluminum. I've been stick welding as a hobbyist for a couple years and do OK. Stick welding with this new machine is great but this is my first shot at TIG and aluminum. I taught myself how to stick weld by reading and watching some videos and my first attempts were quite successful and I do stick welding several times a week in my machine shop. I've read-up and watched videos about TIG and feel like I understand what needs to be done.
I set my machine up the same as what's shown in this post ( http://www.everlastgenerators.com/fo...etting-started ) and the gas (100% argon) seems to be working and setup properly. I'm able to get an arc started no problem but all it does is crater the surface and within moments, the tungsten starts to ball-up and slowly melt away. I'm using 3/32, grey/ceriated and have available 1/16 and 1/8. I know these things take some time an practice but something just doesn't seem right here.
Anyhow, I'm just trying to lay a bead on a piece of clean 1/4" thick 6061 and wondering if anyone can offer some clues.