Once you’ve mastered your MIG skills, you’ll probably want to look at buying a TIG welder. TIG welding is one of the most skillful welding methods that will give you higher quality welds with a cleaner bead. It’s far superior for welding thinner metals and small welds. To successfully use a TIG welder you need dexterity and patience. With so many TIG welders on the market, we’ve listed our favorite 5 TIG welders at a range of different power outputs, to help you choose the best one for you.
The AHP AlphaTIG 200X is a quality but affordable machine that’s great for TIG welding aluminum, stainless or steel and also stick welding. There are some cool features with this unit and you’ll struggle to find a better value TIG welder out there that gives such good quality results.
Many beginner welders don’t realize the damage that can be caused to the eyes by not wearing the sufficient welding safety equipment. The welding arc produces harmful radiation which can damage the eyes and cause the unpleasant “welders flash.” Safety glasses are a way of blocking out UV light and infrared wavelengths emitted from the welding arc. Welding glasses are great because they also protect the eyes from any flying debris and can help reduce irritation from fumes.
The Millermatic 211 is an expertly manufactured dual voltage welder that welds up to 3/8″ steel and aluminum. The welder allows for MIG and Flux-cored processes and has a load of extra features which focus on reduced setup times and extremely well-crafted parts.