Controlling Heavier TIG Filler Rod

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Re: Controlling Heavier TIG Filler Rod

Post by 10KPete » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:55 pm

Dang it Russ, we have some of those gloves here! Bought 'em for the wife to use with the grill. It never occurred to me to try them for welding... duh!

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Re: Controlling Heavier TIG Filler Rod

Post by SteveHGraham » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:25 pm

The glove tips are surprising. Up until now, I have been told that you absolutely have to have a thin left glove. I never thought anyone would recommend a heavier welding glove or a barbecue glove. I'm ordering one to try out.

I have thick MIG gloves, but I didn't bother trying to feed filler with them.

As for 6 to 8 inches of filler, I was doing more like 2.5. Perhaps I should increase that.
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Re: Controlling Heavier TIG Filler Rod

Post by Patio » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:37 am

Tig finger = fiberglass spark plug boot protector. Look it up.
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Re: Controlling Heavier TIG Filler Rod

Post by 10KPete » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:01 am

SteveHGraham wrote:The glove tips are surprising. Up until now, I have been told that you absolutely have to have a thin left glove. I never thought anyone would recommend a heavier welding glove or a barbecue glove. I'm ordering one to try out.

I have thick MIG gloves, but I didn't bother trying to feed filler with them.

As for 6 to 8 inches of filler, I was doing more like 2.5. Perhaps I should increase that.
Steve, if there is one thing you must do it is to take all the advise you're going to hear, on any subject, as advise. NOT always absolutes!

If your hand is too hot... get it the hell away from the fire!! If the glove isn't insulating enough then get one that will.

Experiment!!!! Find what works for YOU.

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