Category Archives: Special Welding Processes, Techniques

How to Choose a TIG Welding Electrode

TIG welding offers a wider range of welding options and the ability to make precise welds. With those advantages comes a steep learning curve for the best set up. Whether welding with AC or DC welding, welding uncommon metals, or working with particular shielding gases,

Read This Before Using a Plasma Cutter

There are some plasma cutter safety basics that everyone should know: avoid cutting near water or other liquids. Watch out for flammable substances, and don’t cut in a space where you have lots of sawdust, hay, or general dust around. However, everyone who uses a

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The Advantages of TIG Welding with Fingertip Controls

Today’s guest post is by Devan DePauw, Welding Engineer TIG Solutions at Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Anyone who has experience with TIG welding probably can share humorous anecdotes about contorting into an awkward position that required the foot pedal to be operated between the knees,

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Increase Productivity by Adjusting the Pulse Feature on your TIG welder

Today’s TIG welding guest post comes from Andrew Pfaller of Miller Electric: There are proper tools designed for every job to prevent damage and to increase ease of productivity throughout the task at hand. When you are not appropriately equipped for a particular job, it

MIG Welding Wire Feed Troubleshooting

Today’s guest post is by Ben Romenesko of Miller Electric. Do wire feed troubles with your MIG welder ever leave you frustrated? Burn back, wire slipping, birdsnests… These are just a couple common problems customers call us about. The wire feed system is vital to

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MIG Welding Aluminum Spool Gun Tips

Learning to MIG weld aluminum with a spool gun may lead to some of your longest days in the welding shop since there are so many different things that can go wrong with your settings and technique. Everything is far more difficult and sensitive with

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How to Choose the Best Welder/Generator

Today’s Guest Post is by Chris Wierschke of Miller Electric. Most of us can vividly remember the anticipated arrival of hurricanes Katrina, Dennis, Rita, and Wilma in 2005. The year 2012 brought in Superstorm Sandy and hurricane Isaac. While many of us were out of

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How to Make High Powered Tack Welds: TIG Welding Tip

Tack welds can save you a lot of time and will help you make stronger, cleaner, straighter welds. However, if you get the tack welds wrong, the rest of your welding project will only get worse, wasting both welding project time and welding supplies. You

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Adjustable Output Frequency for TIG Welding Aluminum

Today’s guest post is by Mark Kadlec of Miller Electric: Before the introduction of inverter-based gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) machines, frequency control was rarely thought of as a way to improve aluminum welding. The current that came from the wall—60 hertz—was the same current

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5 Keys to a Clean Cut with a Plasma Cutter

Today’s guest post is by Tim Lux with Miller Electric: There are a few simple checks that can make plasma cutting work like a dream. Skip them, and you may be dealing with extreme frustration. Below I have listed solutions to the 5 most common