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  1. Default My first ever TIG welds. Field mower repair

    I needed to repair the wear strips on my dads old ford field mower. After using a torch and banging my head against a wall thinking how much faster, easier, and CLEANER a everlast plasma cutter would have been to get the job done. I decided to at least have a little fun. My bro has his linde tig welder setup at my dads shop and even though i can hold my own with my migmaster or stick weld i wanted to give this TIG thing a go. Hooda happened to be there so I had him set the thing up and talk me through the process. heres pics. I was taught how to torch weld as a youngster (it's almost a family requirement) so with a little brotherly love talking me through (breathing down my neck), I was able to fumble my way thru. I see iit as a lot "busier" than other types of welding, and a heck of a lot cleaner. I'm excited at the possibilities this has for me. What do ya think?
    Miller Dialarc 250
    ESAB Migmaster250
    Smith Heavy Duty OXY/ACETYLENE outfit
    Arcair gouging set

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    That looks a lot better than my first time trying to TIG weld. I ended up with more holes than a block of swiss cheese.
    Everlast lx225
    Hobart Handler 210 with spool gun
    Hobart Stickmate LX
    Thermal Arc 400GMS
    40 amp Northern Tools plasma torch
    130 chicago electric tig welder
    90 amp chicago electric flux mig
    10"-22" Grizzly lathe
    15"-5.5" Grizzly vertical end mill

    In need of nice TIG machine. drooling over PowerTig 250ex

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    Thanks, dude, keep in mind that I had another guy looking over my shoulder talking me through it the whole time, I dout that I could have done that well on the 1st go without him.
    Miller Dialarc 250
    ESAB Migmaster250
    Smith Heavy Duty OXY/ACETYLENE outfit
    Arcair gouging set

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    That is not bad at all for the first time tig welding. It took me forever to be able to run a bead!
    Lincoln Eagle Engine Drive
    Everlast MTS 250
    Everlast Power Tig 225lx
    HTP Mig 2400
    Everlast Power Plasma 60C --> Just need to finish my CNC Plasma Table!
    Miller Spectrum 375 Extreme Plasma cutter
    Victor cutting torch
    HF 20 Ton Shop Press
    HF 4x6 Band Saw
    HF Air Compressor
    Northern Tool Drill Press

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    That looks really good. I was able to run a nice bead except I think I moved too slow because my bead was not really flat.
    Everlast 255EXT - Perfection
    Everlast PowerPro 256 - UPS Demolished
    Everlast MTS200s
    12 Ton Shop Press
    DeWalt Hand Tools/ChopSaw

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