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Re: TIG vs MIG welding
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2018, 08:08:52 AM »
Why cant you use a stick welder in the shed ????
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Re: TIG vs MIG welding
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2018, 08:52:36 AM »
This the oops you refer too? https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-06/investigators-visit-runaway-bhp-iron-ore-train-derailment-site/10469802
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Re: TIG vs MIG welding
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2018, 09:11:29 AM »
Not going to be much welding done for a bit at first I would think, But the Oxy sets will get a good run chopping that lot up .  ;D ;D
Probably be cheaper just to build a new line around it.

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Re: TIG vs MIG welding
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2018, 09:22:51 AM »
I'm surprised no one has asked what it is that he will be welding.....

I've been using my old stick welder for 90% of the odd jobs around the house without too many issues.  I only got a MIG recently and that was because I was doing more work on thinner stuff. 

Only had to use gas when welding up car panels, otherwise I only need to use gasless wire.  If most of the stuff you are welding is 3mm or thicker mild steel then just get a stick welder.
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