MIG TIG welder
MIG versus TIG
Before investing in welding supplies (TIG MIG), make sure that the machine and equipment you are about to purchase is appropriate for your welding task(s). As for MIG TIG welder machines, they both use inert gas in the welding process. But what are the advantages? And what is the difference?
The difference between TIG and MIG?
The main difference between the process of TIG welding and MIG welding is that with the half-automated MIG process, the filler wire is fed through the welding torch. As opposed to TIG welding, where the welder manually controls the filler rod to fill the welding puddle.
In short, MIG and TIG differ in welding results. Preferably, use TIG for short-run, beautiful high-technical welds, and MIG for longer run production welds.
The advantages of TIG welding
- Clean and constant high-quality welds with a beautiful bead that leaves you with hardly any cleaning up afterward (grinding or smoothing).
- Applicable to many types of metals and alloys. With MIG welding, you need to change the setup before welding another kind of metal.
- Applicable to a wide range of metal thicknesses, thanks to the adjustable size of the arc.
- Welder has a clear vision on the welding process because of the minimum amount of smoke and sparks.
- Thanks to a small zone that is affected by the heat, the workpiece’s practically remains in the original shape.
The advantages of MIG welding
- MIG welding is more cost-effective, certainly for long-stretched welds.
- The one-handed procedure, as opposed to TIG where you need two hands for the welding and filling and the foot control for balancing the voltage.
- Welding wire (on a spool) is fed without interruptions.
- Reasonable welding skills are sufficient to get good results.
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