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Old February 23rd, 2007, 10:19 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by sglide View Post
mig has not replaced oxxyfuel for ultra thin mat. tig has.

This was always my thought. TIG is like taking the flame and using an arc in a similar fashion, but with better heat control with a foot pedal.
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Old February 24th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #22
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Hey guys, thanks for all the info. I guess maybe I'll get a 5 yr. lease on some tanks and have at it. Play around a bit and maybe take a class one day.
Nightcrawler, if I do get a set of tanks and what not, I'll give yah a buzz and we can hook up and play for a couple days or so.
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Old May 4th, 2007, 05:20 PM   #23
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A torch is very handy for cutting and bending, especially repairs, and cant be repalced in that aspect, by a MIG. The MIG, however, is much more practical for quick tacks and welding in tight places. The ideal set up is to have both in your shop, if at all possible.
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Old May 5th, 2007, 10:39 AM   #24
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I hate using torches, not to mention the cost.

I recommend spending $1200 and getting a 110V MIG welder and a 220V Plasma Cutter. Once you use a Plasma you will wonder why you ever used torches for cutting.

Our torches are only used for heating metal for bending since we got the plasma at work.
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