FreeWeldingForum.com 
Welding Forum Community presented by LONGEVITY
877 - Long - Inc | 877.566.4462
Page 3 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 42

Thread: tungstens, cups, and material

  1. #21
    Hi trumpy81 and welcome to the forum. We like pictures here so be sure to include some showing your work. Also, check out for the contest here. The odds of winning a great new Longevity machine are very good.
    Please post a bit about yourself in the introduce yourself section so we can get to know you.
    Dan
    Units owned Longevity PROmts 200

    Force Cut LP80 plasma cutter
    Longevity auto dark welding helmet

    Atlas 10x36" lathe
    Craftsman 5HP 30 Gal compressor
    Home made CNC router/plasma/hot wire foam cutting, 3D printing table powered by Longevity Force Cut LP80
    Home built aluminum foundry, HF 4x6 bandsaw

  2. #22
    Senior Member gilly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Perdido Bch. Al.
    Posts
    870
    Welcome,and thank you for the chart.
    Guy

    Miller Syncrowave 250 DX
    Millermatic Challenger Mig
    Century 230/140 amp AC/DC Stick
    DeVilbiss 6Hp 60Gal.
    HF Horizontal/Vertical Bandsaw
    HF 6in. Belt 9in. Disc Sander
    HF pipe bender
    HF tubing roller
    Springfield machine tool co. 14X40 lathe

  3. #23
    Senior Member Arcamm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Mount Airy Maryland
    Posts
    177
    So a 2% Ceriated electrode would be the best choice for a general pupose rod for an inverter tig machine?
    Weldall 200PI, Longevity Pro auto-darkening hemet, HF 120amp stick welder (retired), Quincy 60 gallon 5hp air compressor, Iron Mike power hack saw, HF 42144 3-in-1 , 20 ton press, and a screw driver but I'm not sure where I left it...

  4. #24
    i was told to try lanthanated tungsten as you can use it for dc and ac tig welding
    _____________________________

    1972 Bridgeport Mill
    Thermal Arc 211i
    Thermal Dynamics Cutmaster 52
    Buffalo 4x6 Horizontal Band Saw
    Craftsman Benchtop Drillpress
    Craftsman Bench Grinder
    Craftsman Belt/Disk Sander Combo
    Crafstman Vertical Band Saw
    _____________________________

  5. #25
    Moderator KHK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Chicago suburbs
    Posts
    2,702
    Quote Originally Posted by Arcamm View Post
    So a 2% Ceriated electrode would be the best choice for a general pupose rod for an inverter tig machine?
    Yes this is my understanding as well..
    keith
    The older the Boys, the more expensive the TOYS
    Previously Owned equipment;
    lot's
    Current equipment;
    3HP Speedair air compressor, Wilton drill press, Craftsman 10x36 lathe, 10 ton hydrolic press, Portaband band saw, OA torch, Small home brew CNC machine, powered by my 200PI
    2 Longevity autodarking helmets
    160d MIG
    WeldAll 200PI

  6. #26
    Good info.
    I am no expert, but for the last fifteen years, I have only used 2% Ceriated tungsten for everything. I don’t know how this effects the welds, but the tips do ball up when I am welding aluminum
    "Man is the best computer we can put aboard a spacecraft ... and the only one that can be mass-produced with unskilled labor"
    Apollo 11 W.V. Braun

    Have ForceCut80I, Precision TIG 185, Ideal Arc 250, Oxy-Acetylene, Tig welding Chamber, 14 Ton pipe bender, 20 Ton press, Electric sheet metal shear, 12 inch- 0.125 Shear, 12 inch Metal Band Saw, Power Hack Saw, Abrasive Chop Saws, 2 Mills, 5 Lathes, and lots of other items

  7. #27
    the different tungsten do infact effect the weld in some cases but in most you can get away with the ceriated alot.

  8. #28
    Moderator KHK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Chicago suburbs
    Posts
    2,702
    Junes, WELCOME BACK!! We have missed your input..
    keith
    The older the Boys, the more expensive the TOYS
    Previously Owned equipment;
    lot's
    Current equipment;
    3HP Speedair air compressor, Wilton drill press, Craftsman 10x36 lathe, 10 ton hydrolic press, Portaband band saw, OA torch, Small home brew CNC machine, powered by my 200PI
    2 Longevity autodarking helmets
    160d MIG
    WeldAll 200PI

  9. #29
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Southern Wisconsin
    Posts
    13
    Thank you for the chart Junes. Do you know if there is a rule-of-thumb or a chart that matches amperages with material thicknesses?

  10. #30
    Senior Member Cope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    373
    Quote Originally Posted by brucer View Post
    i was told to try lanthanated tungsten as you can use it for dc and ac tig welding
    True, Tim mentions this in several videos, and I have read it elsewhere.
    4T or not 4T, that is the question.

    Miller Model 88 250 amp AC, Miller MM210, Hobart HH187, Longevity Force Cut 42i, Longevity Tigweld 200EX

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •