TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding aluminum can take a little more practice to perfect. Professional hot rod fabricator and welder, Gary Simpson, takes us through the process from preparing the torch and electrode, to correct welder settings, to proper metal preparation and finally the welding process itself. You’ll see first hand how with the right preparation and technique you can achieve superior results every time.
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GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding) or TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, was known for years by many enthusiasts simply as heliarc welding; a process that often involved very expensive equipment and gases. The cost of equipment has come down dramatically over the years and is now within reach for most auto restoration hobbyists. Like manyWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins provides helpful insight into the different types of welders available. He helps you decide what type of welder to buy by reviewing a 110 tap unit and a 220V 175 gas shielded unit. He recommends the 220V unit over the 210V, but discusses how both will get the job done. Just don’t getWatch Now >>
Craig Hopkins uses his helmet cam to give you an up-close look of the timing, spacing and location of a proper weld. He starts by using a 3 inch grinder to flatten welds out, and then shows you how to create lap and butt welds that are four beads long. Use this helpful welding tipsWatch Now >>