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    Thumbs up Stainless Tig welding.

    Did a little experimenting with my new Everlast PowerArc 200 this morning. Found some 12-GA stainless steel at the scrap yard. I haven't Tig welded any stainless in probably 25-years, at least! Tried to clean it up with a scotch-brite pad, even cleaned what little stainless filler I have.
    My 200-amp scratch start air cooled torch is a club to use.And I don't hardly ever use it, why would I when I have a nice water-cooled torch. Sorry the picture didn't turn out very well, maybe Santa will bring me a better camera for Christmas!
    Anyway just wanted to say I'm very impressed with the arc of this little machine even with a Tig torch.






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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    Very nice. It has been a long time since I welded any stainless myself. Want to show us the back side of that weld?

    I always struggled with getting proper penetration and running too hot.

    Brian

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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    Here ya go.
    As you probably know these scratch start torches can be a challenge to use, they're either all on, or all off, no in between at all!
    Ran that weld at 60-amps, using 1/8 inch filler.


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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    Very good for a one in 25 year weld. I assume you didn't use the 6010 port? Did you try it in both?

    I have a dealer who has sold 9 of them this year (If I remember right) and he has put them out on a construction site in the Bahamas where they were being used for both tig and stick building a large Hotel. He said they were very pleased with the tig characteristics.
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    Need a welder? Give me a call at (877) 755-9353 ext 204!

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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark @ Everlast View Post
    I assume you didn't use the 6010 port?
    No I didn't, in fact I had to stop and think about it for a second or two. My Dynasty switches to the correct polarity for me. See how lazy a guy can get?

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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    looks good...

    you should be walking the cup in no time,
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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    Quote Originally Posted by rjmack View Post
    looks good...

    you should be walking the cup in no time,
    Walk the cup.................oh you mean something like this.








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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    Walking the Cup for Tig welding pipe

    i doubt this guy is the 'world's finest', but he's pretty good all the same.
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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    Actually I'm better at walking the cup than free hand.







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    Default Re: Stainless Tig welding.

    A couple of years ago the safety folks at work started talking up Hexavalent Chromium exposure while tig welding SS. No one had ever heard of it before. Here is a link that tells a little about the dangers.

    Safety and Health Topics: Hexavalent Chromium

    Dan

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