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Hello builders. I am ready to buy a tig welder. A friend of mine suggested me an AC/DC tig for thin aluminum sheets. WHat difference the ac does? they are more expensive for sure. Which gas do you guys use for your welds on 6061? argon or argon,hydrogen,helion. Is that the correct combination for the T6? Any recomendations and knowledge will be very helpful. The tig I will buy is called IMPERIA 202P just for the records and is one of the best affordable welder in my area.
We use a EVER LAST (powertig) 250EX IGBT inverter technology
it's the same technology my new welder uses.
Thank you Daniel. I will consider registering to a local welding class. I am at a point where I need to make the longerons and the L's of course as I go for my 701 so I desided to make a sheet metal brake by buying a welding machine that will maybe useful in the future . but I will have to experiment a lot before and if I start welding on any aircraft part.
I tried looking up the specs on your welder, couldn’t find one site with information in English so I can’t comment on it’s specifics. I weld with quite a few different machines but I would also recommend the Everlast TIG machines. Unbeatable features for the money and great quality for the home shop.
On learning welding, start reading and make some contacts who are in the business that can provide help with getting started. Straight Argon is fine for Aluminum. There are some other mixes if you want to get fancy.
I know its hard to find info on this machine. Its origin is from Italy. The Greek market sells it. The prices here are different. But check the machine if you like to
Translate the specs from Greek :D its a solid machine a couple of pros told me.
I currently have an older 220 Amp IGBT Esseti TIG welder and it is a fine machine, it welder down to three amps and smooth as butter. They were built in Italy, I wonder if it’s the same guys who made the Esseti.