Unusual & Uncommon Uses for a TIG Welder – Eastwood

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  • When using the TIG torch for shrinking what shape would you make the tungsten and which type of tungsten would be used.

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  • Heat shrinking can be done with any tungsten. I prefer a purple or gray as they hold the tightest arc (for me). The size of the heat shrink you want to do will determine how the tip is ground. I usually grind it to a sharp point and put a small flat on the end. This lets me be very precise.

  • Try removing a broken bolt using a TIG, washer & nut all welded on the end of the broken bolt. Washer 1st then nut. No plated washer or nut is to be used.

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