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Old February 23rd, 2007, 10:19 PM   #21
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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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