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    I am running a workshop for the past 6 months. I have a doubt that which gas is perfect for Dig welding?

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    Did you possibly mean mig or Tig?

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    parent material and filler?

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    Acetylene works best.

    Try cracking a book...amazing things they are.

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    For dig welding.... as shovel

    But more info will be required evan if you meant tig

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    Gasoline fueled blowtorches use white gas not automotive fuel. This is what is commonly used in Coleman camping products. About $8.00 a gallon at Walmart for the house brand. I believe it is mostly naptha. I use it to thin oil based paint.
    The gas blowtorches are really only used to preheat metal prior to welding or to heat tools for soldering big sheets of metal as in roofing. They are too big a flame for welding and not high enough a temeperature to melt metal other then solder.
    Bill D.

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    Good Ole H20 ...From the Ganges would be best:
    Multiplaz. Welding, Cutting, Soldering, Brazing...

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    lincy, welcome to the forum. This place has an enormous wealth of information to share, but as you can see, it also tends to be impatient when someone asks a broad question but provides limited data.

    As others have said, give us some background on what you are welding, which process(es), what sort of equipment.

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    DIG setting is a STICK weld setting only. No external shielding gas is used.

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    Thank you for your valuable replies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lincy View Post
    Thank you for your valuable replies.
    GIGO
    "Garbage In Garbage Out"

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    Quote Originally Posted by spiceman View Post
    DIG setting is a STICK weld setting only. No external shielding gas is used.
    I believe it refers to the amount of inductance in the circuit. Some modern "suitcase" welders allow inductance control on Mig as well as on stick.


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