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    Tig welding question?

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    Tig welding question?

    Post  Lowlid on Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:47 pm

    I bought a Miller Syncrowave 200 tig welder 2 years ago. I've never had any kind of training in tig welding but it seems to be very similar to gas welding except you're using electricity to create the heat.

    The problem that I have run into is trying to weld in awkward positions. The control pedal is rather hard to operate laying on your back under the car. Does anyone have one of the fingertip controllers, or maybe used one?

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    TIG control

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Apr 29, 2009 4:04 pm

    Andrew,
    I have a similar issue with my Lincoln TIG 225. I know that lincoln makes a fingertip control that mounts right on the torch so I assume that Miller does too. Go to their site which I think is www.millerwelds.com and see what thay have under accessories for your particular machine. Warning!!! If they are anything like Lincoln, and they usually are, expect to shell out several hundred for it. About the cheapest place I know to get Lincoln and Miller is Indiana Oxygen. Go to http://www.weldingsuppliesfromioc.com/servlet/StoreFront for their online store. They are cheap and there is no shipping cost.

    Later Man...

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    Re: Tig welding question?

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Apr 29, 2009 6:48 pm

    OK Andrew,
    Here's what you need. Check this out:

    http://www.millerwelds.com/readytobuy/?action=A&id=043688&qty=1

    Then go here to get it

    http://www.weldingsuppliesfromioc.com/servlet/the-1580/MILLER-RCCS-dsh-14-HAND-AMP/Detail

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    Re: Tig welding question?

    Post  Lowlid on Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:24 pm

    Dave

    Have you used one of these fingertip controllers? I really would like to know if they're the solution to my problems. It would be nice if all my welding could be done while sitting comfortably on my stool at a welding table. We both know that doesn't always happen.

    Thanks for the legwork on price!!

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    Re: Tig welding question?

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:13 pm

    Yes I have and they work in the same manner as the foot controller. The one I used was twenty years old but it worked OK and I would imagine now thatn they are even better. I'm getting one for my Lincoln TIG 225. Like you, I can't do the foot control laying on my side to get to a weld.

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    Re: Tig welding question?

    Post  autocrosser on Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:57 am

    Yes, the fingertip controller is the answer to your prayers. IMHO it is equivilent to an auto-darkening helmet towards getting better welds. The foot controller is best for someone who sits at a welding bench welding the same pieces over and over.
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    Re: Tig welding question?

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:03 pm

    You got that right... I think the finger control should be the one that is standard with all TIG machines instead of the foot control.

    Later...


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    Re: Tig welding question?

    Post  Lowlid on Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:20 pm

    The fingertip controller appears to have an action similar to a double action airbrush. I've got quite a bit of time under my belt with an airbrush, so I think the controller on the tig would not feel awkward.

    We've got two big show events coming up local to me in the next few weeks and I'm hoping Miller has a booth set up. They usually wheel and deal at the shows so I'm hoping for a "good buy".

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    Re: Tig welding question?

    Post  Darkside Dave on Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:22 pm

    Go nfor it Andrew...

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