AHP Tig Welder, Walking the Cup, and Pulse Settings

In this video, I am using a very affordable AHP Tig Welder to weld a bunch of parts on a turntable.

Whenever I get a bunch of round parts to weld, if possible, I use my positioner turntable. 

Welding Turntables are not cheap, but I got mine off eBay several years ago and have used it so much that it has paid for itself many times over.

Welding round parts on a turntable is much easier, its faster, and the welds usually look much better due to not having stops and starts.

One end of these parts was done walking the cup at about 180 amps, 

the other end was done using pulse settings of 1pps, 50% pulse time, and 50% background current...using around 170-180 amps

Both ends were done using only the torch mounted switch with no foot pedal connected. Once I got the amps dialed in, not having to fool with a foot pedal proved to be easy.

I am guessing that if you are reading this,  at least one of the next few statements describes you.

"I learn by getting my hands dirty."
"Just show me how and then let me try it."
"I have slight issues with authority and dont like a lot of rules."

(All three are true about me)

Another thing I am guessing about you is that you want to improve your skills.

Otherwise , why you you even be here reading this?

Well, you are in the right place because I am all about improving welding skills....Including my own.

That is one of the things I like about welding is that there is always something new to learn.....Always.

...and Videos are a very valuable tool for learning...I even learn from watching my own videos because while I am editing a video, I usually see something I didnt even notice while welding and shooting the video.

I miss a few things when I have my arms wrapped around a camera, but when I watch later, I see new details...and its instructive for me too.

One thing I have learned after teaching people to weld for 20 years is...

We Welders are a different breed.

We typically learn by watching and by doing. Not just by reading.

In fact, you cannot learn to weld by just reading.

You have to get in there and do it.

And when it comes to welding, the best learning often happens just by looking over someones shoulder and then trying it yourself. Especially when the someone showing you is explaining things to you in plain talk.

Video often works even better than looking over someones shoulder.


Because with a Welding DVD, you can replay key scenes as many times as you want.

when I was in welding school, I was lucky to get one or two hands on demonstrations per week.  The instructors were spread pretty thin back then and still are today.

I would have loved having a video to watch over and over to get me past those sticking points.

What is the one thing that makes all the difference in a good welding video?

Is it awesome graphics?    A deep radio voice on the narration?

I have purchased several welding DVD's for myself and none of that stuff ever impressed me.

How about clear shots of the welding puddle and arc along with plain talk explaining what is going on? 

If I can see a good arc shot along with an explanation and some basic machine settings, thats all I need.

I talked with a welding instructor recently who ordered several hundred dollars worth of welding training videos from an educational website.

The videos were horrible...He was so disappointed when he first watched them because of the college professors monotone narration and lousy arc shots.  His students hated them too so he put them in a drawer.

You wont have that problem with this Welding DVD.

I am no College Professor...No PhD here

I am a welder.

I dont use fancy terms, and I hate overly complicated explanations of anything.

So whats on these 4 Discs?

scroll down and check it all out.

Disc 1 - TIG
    1.    TIG Steel - Pedal Pulse
    2.    Open Butt Root Tips
    3.    2F Lap Joint Carbon Steel
    4.    Tips for 2F Tee Joints
    5.    Machine Shop Weld Repairs
    6.    Gravy Job: Carbon Steel w/ Positioner
    7.    Gravy Job: Flange Weld w/ Positioner
    8.    TIG Welding Thin Aluminum
    9.    Aluminum with Argon Helium Mix
    10.    Aluminum with Argon Helium Mix

Disc 2 - TIG
    1.    Thick Aluminum using DC and Helium
    2.    Lincoln PowerMig 210MP
    3.    Tack Welding Thin Aluminum without Filler
    4.    TIG Welding Aluminum Lap Joints
    5.    Filler Wire Size, Furick 12 Cup
    6.    1" Aluminum 175 amp, Argon Helium Mix
    7.    Rods, Storage, Arc Shots
    8.    Stainless: Walking the Cup vs Tig Finger
    9.    Stainless to Carbon to A572 w/ 309 Filler
    10.    Distortion: Tips for Keeping it Square
    11.    Shaft Keyway and Carbide Precipitation

Disc 3 - MIG & Stick
    1.    Problems MIG Welding Downhill
    2.    Downhill MIG Welding Part 2
    3.    MIG on Saturday: Gases & Weld Symbols
    4.    MIG Aluminum w/ Spool Gun
    5.    MIG: Wire Speed & Penetration
    6.    Quick Tips: MIG Uphill
    7.    MIG: 3G Vertical Open Root Plate Test
    8.    MIG w/ CO2 - Lincoln PowerMig 210mp
    9.    Stick: 7018 Flat & Horizontal
    10.    Stick: 7018 2G Plate Test
    11.    Stick: Vertical 7018
    12.    Stick: 4G Overhead Weld Test
    13.    Stick: 7018 Multi Pass
    14.    Stick: 7018 Overhead, Vertical, Horizontal

Disc 4 - Projects
    1.    TIG Welding Batman
    2.    TIG Aluminum Expansion Tanks
    3.    Lift Arc TIG Socket Welds
    4.    7018 Stick, Silicon Bronze TIG - Industrial Lamp
    5.    TIG 6061 T6 Aluminum w/ 4643 Rod
    6.    TIG Pulse Comparison: Motorcycle Part
    7.    TIG Rod Rack, Pulse Settings, Speed Tacking…
    8.    Stainless TIG Build Up, Shaft Repair
    9.    Welding Cart Project 1
    10.    Welding Cart Project 2
    11.    Welding Cart Project 3

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