TIG Torch Holder

TIG Torch Holder

The TIG Torch does not get very hot but you can’t just put it on the bench and expect it to stay there, due to the heavy pipe and cabling it gets dragged onto the floor where it might get

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TIG Welding Gloves

TIG Welding Gloves

Up to now all my welding has been done using heavy welding gauntlets such as those you can get from the likes of B&Q or Machine Mart. So I was quite pleased when Ed from R-Tech welding sent me a

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TIG Welding – Thick and thin

TIG Welding - Thick and thin

My latest welding experiment was some 1mm stainless steel strips to some 5mm mild steel square bar. Joining thick and thin has previously caused me problems when welding with MIG and I’m not sure how it copes with mixed materials.

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A Little TIG project

A Little TIG project

After a few attempts welding scraps together my disposable gas ran out very quickly. I found some replacements in Halfords but the first one of those also ran out very quickly. The lads on the MIG Welding forum put me

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TIG Welding – First Results

TIG Welding - First Results

Well to be honest these are not my first results but the first ones that I was not too ashamed to publish. Here’s the welder and the thermalite and slab of steel I’ve been using as a mini welding table.

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TIG Welding thoughts on grinding tungstens

TIG Welding thoughts on grinding tungstens

I’ve been reading a little on preparing the tungstens for TIG welding (GTAW). The tungsten in your TIG welder is a critical component and the correct grinding will affect the ease of use and the quality of your weld. Most

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Selecting a welder – TIG vs MIG

Since attending the welding evening class, I’ve been saving up for my own welding machine. To help make a decision, I’ve been reading a variety of books such as Performance Welding I also found a video from Andy Fogarty the

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TIG Welding

TIG Welding (Tungsten Inert Gas) or GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) uses an electric current to generate an arc between the work and a tungsten electrode. A gas is used to shield the joint from oxidisation. Typically this is the

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