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Title: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: ausdier on September 19, 2012, 03:48:11 PM
 :whoohoo: WOO HOO  :whoohoo:
My latest new toy, a 200AMP MITECH AC DC TIG ARC INVERTER WELDER.
 ;D  :ThumbsUp:  ;D  :ThumbsDown:  ;D  :ThumbsUp:  ;D  :ThumbsUp:
 
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: Arbalest on September 19, 2012, 03:53:37 PM
Very Nice! Can it be run from a standard household supply?
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: ausdier on September 19, 2012, 04:07:39 PM
It does run on household supply but needs a 15amp socket and so the wiring and fuses need to be up to it as well.  :zap:
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: Maryak on September 20, 2012, 12:55:12 AM
Very very nice, I am now having a bout of tool envy  :censored:

I hope you have a friendly gas supplier.  :)

Best Regards
Bob

Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: Don1966 on September 20, 2012, 01:16:12 AM
That is a nice welder, I have a 200 amp Miller Tig welder invertor type and very lite. The gas runs me $8 a month rental.


Don
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: Pete49 on September 20, 2012, 03:48:29 AM
unfortunatly the gas price isn't the big problem here it is the bottle rental. Was costing me $130 a year for a 'D' bottle.
Pete
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: Maryak on September 20, 2012, 04:19:04 AM
unfortunatly the gas price isn't the big problem here it is the bottle rental. Was costing me $130 a year for a 'D' bottle.
Pete

Pete,

That's why I asked the question, BOC are on a real winner in Oz. I wonder what the Trade Practices Commission is for sometimes.

Best Regards
Bob
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: ausdier on September 20, 2012, 05:32:57 AM
Lucky for me I hve my own bottle   ;) so only pay for refills.  >:D
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: Don1966 on September 20, 2012, 04:19:41 PM
I tried to buy a bottle but no one would sell them. I have my own oxygen bottle and CO2 bottle though. One thing about having your own, I will give you a for instance. It was five yrs before I filled my oxygen bottle. That's is how much I use it. So it pays to own one.

Don
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: ausdier on October 06, 2012, 10:15:31 AM
Yay melted some aluminium today. :)
This is 2mm thick pieces.
A little more practice and more playing with the settings should get better.  :ThumbsUp:
Title: Re: Ac-dc tig welder
Post by: Arbalest on October 06, 2012, 11:54:57 AM
That's not a bad start, bit more practice and as you say a fiddle with settings and you'll be there.