I just went today and bought my welder, miller 180 autoset. 783 plus tax, to bad the total came to 1426 with all the fixin's. 129 CF bottle too.
I bought a Huntsman element auto darkening hood, the guy said he has sold alot of them, and everybody seems real happy with them. I was looking at the miller digital elite which is 320, the huntsman element was 114 bucks.
Will the huntsman be ok?
Weld pics to follow this weekend!!
Well i just so happen to look up welding helmet on CL, found a new miller digital elite for 200 bucks, talked the guy down to 170. So looks like ill return the huntsman element.
I wanted the miller digital elite, i just couldnt justify price,
Still getting the hang of TIG welding. Here is the light hoop on my front bumper. Feedback please.
I read in another post that you felt the heat was high. It could be also not adding enough filler metal. For an application like that I would run about 90 amps, scratch start also, and use 1/8" filler wire. Personally I would hold the filler wire a little vertical so more metal will melt into the puddle. I like to move my tungsten in kinda a "z" pattern. Moving from low to high, advancing on the low or bottom metal.