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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?

Thanks in advance.
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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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