Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Tool Talk Discussion Forum

Re: Welder Question of 3 days ago revisited

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Stan in Oly, WA

09-18-2013 07:53:17

Report to Moderator


MIG stands for Metal Inert Gas. It is the popular name for the GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding) process. The name MIG is technically incorrect because some of the shielding gases used are not inert. It is also called wire feed welding. The other process that uses the same configuration is FCAW (Flux Core Arc Welding). Any welder which will run wire with gas shielding will also run flux cored wire without. Some inexpensive welders are made to run flux cored wire only, they do not have the capability to connect and run shielding gas. You can run aluminum wire with a wire feed welder and the right shielding gas. It works best if you have a piece of equipment called a spool gun which looks like a hair dryer and attaches to the business end of the hose. This is because aluminum is softer than steel and may not feed well when pushed too far.

TIG stands for Tungsten Inert Gas. It is the popular name for GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding). TIG welding uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode, and the filler material (if required) is supplied by hand, as with oxy-acetylene welding. With TIG, you use whichever shielding gas is appropriate to the type of metal being welded. TIG is generally considered the best process for aluminum welding because it is clean and precise. It is also very slow. It would not be considered the best process for welding in an industrial setting making boats, for example. It would be too slow to be cost effective.

Good quality TIG welders are very expensive, largely because of the electronics involved in having so much control over the characteristics of the arc.


[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters