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Postby Tbottwelds » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:02 pm

Hey just looking for advice on an good all in one tungsten.. I currently use 2% thoriated and Pure tungsten as that's what my workplace provided but trying to switch so we don't have to buy 2 types.. We're I am in Canada they don't sell 2% lanthinated but the welding supplier here suggested E3.. I am running a miller snycrowave 250DX.. let me know your thoughts I am open for advice.. thanks
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Re: Best all around Tungsten

Postby bcboy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:41 am

What part of Canada are you from and what supply company do you use?

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Re: Best all around Tungsten

Postby Troy Boy 72 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:16 pm

Hey mate , im having pretty good luck with weldporn's multi mix pink tip tungstens for both alluminium and steel.
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Re: Best all around Tungsten

Postby Lightning » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:30 pm

I also use a Sync 250, and I use 2% lanthanated tungstens I buy on ebay for everything.

Several other welders I know also use 2% lanth for everything.
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Re: Best all around Tungsten

Postby tungstendipper » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:33 pm

You mean they make more tungstens other than 2% lanthanated? :D
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Re: Best all around Tungsten

Postby weldyM » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:03 am

I've observed that inverters seem to do a better job with lanthanated tungsten. I have to say that what brought me to this conclusion was welding aluminum on AC and trying every color under the sun. The difference in performance seems to be more noticeable on AC rather than DC.

For me it basically came down to which one held a pencil tip better and longer. Hands down, the winner was 2% lanthanated.
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Re: Best all around Tungsten

Postby LtBadd » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:54 am

weldyM wrote:
For me it basically came down to which one held a pencil tip better and longer. Hands down, the winner was 2% lanthanated.

What brand are you buying?
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Re: Best all around Tungsten

Postby weldyM » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:25 am

LtBadd wrote:
weldyM wrote:
For me it basically came down to which one held a pencil tip better and longer. Hands down, the winner was 2% lanthanated.

What brand are you buying?

The last time I bought it was a few months back and I got it from Jody. CK I think
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