TIG WELDING THIN CARBON STEEL SETTINGS
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thin carbon steel like .023" thickness is best welded using small diameter tungsten electrodes like 1/16" or even .040".
But if all you have is 3/32" tungsten, then sharpening the tip like a needle helps with low amp starts.
General tips for tig welding thin carbon steel...
- for the best crisp low amp arc starts, use the smallest diameter tungsten electrode that is practical.( if all you have is a 3/32" then a needle sharp point with a long sharp taper helps)
- When filler metal is required, use the smallest diameter that is practical. ( you can also use a piece of er70 small diameter mig wire)
- aluminum blocks for chill bars can help a lot in removing heat and preventing distortion
- happiness is a tight arc length
- keep your tungsten sharp...if you dip it, resharpen
- pulse settings are shown in several of these videos on tig welding thin carbon steel
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