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    I think it is easier to get nice looking welds with TIG. Infinite heat control plus being able to wrap your hand around the torch head and resting on the work makes welding very stable and comfortable. It’s almost like writing. A TIG torch can be held like a flame torch and parts can be swapped out to get into tight places for those with the skill. I can weld pretty good with MIG, stick, flame and TIG if I can get braced and comfortable. About the only thing I can use off balance or odd angles is MIG and it not pretty when I do it. Flux core helps but it’s messy.

    I am strictly a novice at welding. The only training I have had is a high school shop class. MIG and TIG wasn’t anything we had ever heard of back then.
    Last edited by Jeff J; 11-12-2020 at 09:58 PM.
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    Yep, that is just like mine, seems to work for what I've done.
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    Jeff

    A big factor is as you said comfort and stability. Bracing on something is a big help for me when welding.

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    Couldn't agree more. The best welding tip I ever got was before I struck my first arc. Works equally well with gas or any type of welding. 1979 my welding instructor showed me how to wrap the lead over your shoulder, under your arm and back over the top of the lower arm above your hand then under to grab it. I then straighten my arm which takes up the slack and the rod or torch becomes and feels like part of your arm. Nothing getting stuck. Im sure most of you do this but I actually helped out a couple of people by showing this trick to them. Never knew, never tried.
    Well after all them years I did finally come up with something that works twice as good or better, it amazed me and frustrates me to have to do it but before I found out this new trick I thought I was losing my welding skills ....Reading glasses!

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    My collection of torches and tips, not counting the two mounted on hoses.


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    That is a nice collection. Jeff on the other hand owns the store, ha!

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    Wait a minute?... Im sorry Jeff and sorry for spreading out my confused self all over the internet. I did not intend to take the credit away from Southern Aero, the real store owner.
    You do not see me posting pics of my collection, I can embarrass myself other ways!

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