Discussion in 'frames and suspension' started by JohnHancock, Mar 24, 2018.
I do have a slow travel speeds to fill gaps (not a real good fitter).
The above might explain why. I'm guessing you are trying to do all of this in 1 pass.
I do this too (but it's wrong). 2 passes is the better way. What is happening is that as
you join the 2 pieces together, you are thinking to yourself that this bead is too small for
a finished bead, so you stay there and add more filler wire. The bead instantly cools
because there is now more metal there, but your arc has not changed. So you give it more
pedal to keep the molten puddle going. But now there is too much heat, and the puddle
sinks into the joint. And you might even add more filler rod to correct for that. So what
you end up doing is trying to run 1 giant bead in 1 pass. Again, I do this too (but it's wrong).
Run a small bead to just join your pipes, then do a 2nd, or even 3rd pass.
Loves 302 I’ll try multiple passes. I’m going to order the grinder Bryan found. Thanks Bryan. Doing research I found something else I’m doing wrong. When I contaminate my tungsten I don’t cut the trash off I grind it down. Now I have contaminated my grinder! Now when I resharpen I have contaminated my tungsten! With all the help from you guys I may get to be a welder yet! Thanks guys!
Ideally all TIG Welds should be done in 1 pass.
Tight Butt Fits are it.'
All Welds done in 1 pass with minimum filler rod used.
Loose Fits will take lots of filler rod.
Hard to make the stack of dimes weld beads on multiple passes.
Chromoly should be done in 1 pass only.
This last Guy is Real Good !
Fabricating T's & Working on Race Cars with my bud Ed TIG is it.
This last guy stick welds yet, I still like it yet. My past working on Semi Trucks for many years.
Well I didn’t fall off the world. I got the tungsten sharpener Bryan turned me on to and got the Dremel to spin it. I have $135 in the sharpener they wanted $3-400 for! WIN!
It works great and really helps weld beads!
Your TIG Welds Look Great !
Yes better. Welding tubing joints is a PITA. Takes lots of practice.
Thanks guys. I’m going back and redoing the duck sh!t welds to make them less ugly!
I saw that but I really wanted cordless. The one I got also grinds 1/8” tungsten. Thanks for the link.
until recently, I just used a belt sander and some experience on the TIG WELDERS tungsten
it does I fine job if you know exactly what your trying to accomplish
I used grinding wheels, belt sander, and flap wheels. The grinder seems to work better for me so I’m sticking with it.
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