Well, I got my first TIG Welder. A Lincoln Precision Tig 225 AC/DC 220v, and I also got a 330cf argon cylinder to go along with it. As a hobby welder this unit is more than powerful enough as I don’t plan to do much aluminum let alone thick aluminum, and with this size cylinder I should be only needing a fill up one or two times a year!
Lincoln Precision Tig 225 Welder
Tig welder front control panel and options.
TIG welding gloves.
Tig filler rod holder. These things are handy, cheap, and the welder canhold two of them. I wish it could hold three
The Lincoln Precision Tig 225 on the left and my Lincoln Power Mig 255 on the right.
You can also see my complete leather welding jacket! The jacket is great for preventing sunburns and cancer.
These are among my first TIG welds. I was welding .120 and had a piece of 1/4″ and stuck iton there and welded it too. I could have probably used more heat and a 3/32 filler rod,
Keep in mind I have no prior exp. tig welding
So far the precision tig 225 has been working great! The starts are awesome but I really have nothing to compare it too, I just know people sometimes complain about starting the arc and this one is VERY easy to do. The torch does get hot, and after 10 minutes of welding at 100amps it burns my finger holding the tig torch. I think a water cooler and water cooled torch will be needed in the future. The welder itself does not have a big metal handle like my power mig 255 and this bugs me, I hate having to fight for a grip on it to grab it and pull it around the garage. Also, the storage at the top is lacking but I plan to add some more
I`ll update my usage with the lincoln tig 225 as I go along, and get more time behind the torch.
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