franktib: why doesn't it undercut with no filler metal?
xavytex: Hi, thanks for the videos, they are very well made. I don't actually weld
myself but I like seeing how clean you work is.
So I have a small question. I need to weld two 316 ss parts at a 90 degres
angle, they are about a 1/4 inch thick (it's an anchor roller I want to
weld to an another part of my boat).
I don't have any welding equipment and skills,,so I want to get this done
here in Mexico.
Usually when I buy bolts for my boat, they only have 304 ss. So I suspect
they would TIG weld with 304 ss sticks which would rust in about 15 days.
They usually don't seem to understand that you can't use 304 ss on a boat,
like you would on a ss kitchen table.
So I found some cheap Elga 1/32" 316L TIG rods (5kg for $30) that I would
provide to the welder.
My question is: Is 1/32" thick enought for this kind of welding, or should
I buy some thicker ones ?
Thanks for you answer.
weldingtipsandtricks: square cut with no bevel 1/16" wall (1.6mm)
deltas2k: Thegenrl- I've got about 5 hrs on my first and it barely looks dirty. Thing
definitely makes propping easier not burning your hands. Jody- thanks again
for your pointers and great videos.
weldingtipsandtricks: wall thickness is only about .063" =1/16" = 1.6mm so no bevel. square flat
cut and filed smooth
TheShaney1: tig finger is worth its weight in gold, i use one everytime i weld.
Geebuv: Great video! One question though. I've always seen stainless welds have all
sorts of color in them from purple or blue to that wheat/straw color. Is
there a correlation between color and weld strength/quality when welding
stainless? Is that regular silver color from this video what you're looking
fairmont1998: Jody, do you ship the Tig Fingers to Australia?
MrZooking: yes he does they are great
caterd300rum: Another great video:-) I have an old lincoln ac 225 tombstone could I weld
aluminium with it or just stick with the ta 186.
Lovro Korbar: I am from Slovenia and I just love your videos keep them coming. what is
your opinion on Balder's welding helmet you have it hanging on the wall ?
4spida2fingaz0: I don't have a chance to practice, but I could figure it out in 5 mins now
but a job is conning up in Nov I need to conqueror this asap lol
Indyrox64: Love what you are doing with your videos
David Hopson: TIG fingers are very good for horizontal butt roots, bought myself 12 and
only have 2 left as everyone wanted to buy it :) made some monies. Great
videos as well. I always use them to refer to for correct techniques, Thank
You! Got 6g pipe test this month. 100% will be using my TIG finger..
cruisingsouthtrail: great vid...again
weldingtipsandtricks: contractors develop procedures for all kinds of processes and joints that
are not common. for example, i have heard of open root pipe with 7018 for
the root with no backing. It depends on job requirements, the engineering
authority, and if the procedure can be qualified within the scope of the
applicable code.. But I cant picture flux core working very well. One slip
of the hand and you have whiskers inside the pipe.
Migueldeservantes: I know that this may be a very stupid question but could you share what
would be the price for one of those wireless miller foot pedals? Thanks in
Rambozo Clown: Love the split screen effect. Just goes to show it's more the person than
the equipment that makes great welds. All the bells and whistles are nice,
but I think the old school methods teach you better technique.
elmajico361: thanx jody yes money is an issue at the presentime but hopefully with some
practice thatll change.i bought a tig finger recently and plan to put to
good use as soon as i get my machine.ive got to say that i got my tig
finger in lightning speeed so thanx for that and the sticker that it came
with that is on my helmet.keep up the great work you have helped me
justin mendonca: love the side by side video!
elmajico361: jody you think the everlast 140 would be good for practicing on 6in
Jakeyboyshow: Thanks for the excellent upload as usual Jody, Tig on SS is rapidly
becoming my bread and butter at work now and want to pass my first
certification on it soon so the tips are just what I wanted! Have a Tig
finger already, and use it all the time. Keep your excellent additions
Mantakev: Hmmmmmm. Hi Jody. Where is the video for the home made foot pedal as I
can't find it. Cheers
DUNEPLANET1: nice video!
weldingtipsandtricks: thanks Travis, I have been watching quite a few of your vids lately. there
is always something new to learn
weldingtipsandtricks: if i am not sure what type of stainless it is, 312 would be my first
choice. 309 second, 308 third. exhaust headers could be 300 series
stainless like 308 or high end headers might even be 321, but some are 400
series like 409. 312 will handle all of them
Andrew MacGregor: Is there any way to make a rig like that aluminum capable?
cruisingsouthtrail: Jody, We use a big tapered brass plug with a hole in it to purge pipe. It
works for 3/4" to 4". Just lightly tap it in and it seals up nice.
Jerry Brinkley: Good to see u
cucumelo: Excelente video!! una pregunta, dónde puedo conseguir el dedal térmico en
jetfixrguy: Haha sounds about right! Thank you sir! I have been tig welding for a
little over a year and have watched ALL your videos multiple times. Thanks
for teaching me how to tig!
mclintock9: If I was building a black and grey tank for an rv out of 304 stainless
would it be better to use filler or not? thanks
manu de hanoi: when you have to close an opening near the weld, you can replace tape (that
would melt and burn) with aluminium foil.
trev3579: Jody, love your work mate. A few weeks ago you did aluminium mig welding
with a Lincoln PowerMig 350 and mentioned some things about machine
settings. I was wondering if you could do a detailed video on this as I
have a WIA 270 weldmatic Mig and I am interested in setting it up 2 do a
job on an aluminium boat. Any more info on spray arc transfer and what
thickness of aluminium you can weld with a mig would also be helpful.
Chris Naude: Hey Jodi, do you mail the Tig-Fingers worldwide?
Regal2800: nice video. how thick is the metal? wouldn't high speed pulse be helpful
Degenskonto: 6G is called HL045 here. This was the last thing I did at welding school.
imlwrthnu: I do those joints every day, for being "rusty" it looks awfully good. Some
of mine don't turn out that nice haha. Any chance that you've dabbled with
the new flux cored tig filler for stainless? I have yet to use it (i've
been on the commercial end of work for 5 years and haven't done industrial
in awhile) Apparently you can use the flux core on large bore with no purge
and it turns out a sugarless root. I think it would make a great video. You
are really good with pointers.
landon s: Def. hot... I feel very fortunate to have started out tig welding on
stainless and still do everyday. Love that stuff haha
bryan faulkenburg: masking tape can be detramental to some welds due to the chlorine in the
glue, make sure you know what the end use of the product is. There is
chlorine free tape. Aluminum foil works great, just ball some up around
purge hose then just shove it in tight.
thehobohitman: Do you have a weld lip on the pipe to act as filler wire or does it not
matter that there might be undercut or low weld ?
jmc90213: penetration looks real good. whats the gage of the tubing? also i didn't
get the pressure you used for the purge? just seems like it would leak out
the gap. good vid.
Mantakev: Hi Jody
1rad58: Really diggin the split screen. Hope to see more in the future.
Emil Gawaziuk: Another excellent video. And dang it......y'all order a 3 pack of fingers.
Was just using one the past couple days on a bunch of aluminum projects and
they are indeed a damned handy thing to have. Kept the burning and cussing
down to a bare minimum (not a welder by trade at all, but in the shop I
work at I am constantly building brackets and other bits and pieces out of
a variety of materials to bolt down various items in police vehicles)
FieldRes: Excellent Video Jody!! I need a foot pedal for the older machines.
weldingtipsandtricks: i think the rule would be that if it needs a bevel, it probably needs
weldingtipsandtricks: i didnt make the rectifier so i dont have any plans or schematics. I traded
for it several years ago. its a long story. there is a youtuber that might
send me his plans for one he made. if he does, i will post it
weldingtipsandtricks: I am guessing you should probably use filler metal. It actually depends on
fit-up, joint type, etc. for a good fit on an outside corner joint, you
might get by with no filler. But on other joints with slight gaps, filler
metal works better.