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Old 12-27-06, 08:41 PM   #1
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What welding machine for Aluminum, Meg or Tig?

I just wanna know who ever you guys out there had knowlegde in using this kind of weld for Aluminum.
What is the right one machine compatible for Aluminum frame?

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Old 12-27-06, 09:09 PM   #2
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I'd go with the TIG. There are Mig aluminum welders, but in my opinion they are not very suitable for bike frames/aluminum tubing. The TIG machine has a longer steeper learning curve but is worth learning "how to" in the end.
Otherwise, with a decent MIG wire feed, and lacking a TIG machine and knowhow, you could tack it together, then take it to a good TIG welder somewhere for final welding.
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