A good welding machine can save so much of your time and effort. Before you go to buy one, you need to have some considerations in your mind. Like what kind of a welding work you need to do, will be able to perform some projects over the next 6-12 months, do you possess the patience, capability and wish to learn the technique of welding, budget for buying a good welding machine, can you support 220V power, what materials you have to weld, and many more thing like that. When you think about all this, you will come to an answer of what kind of a welding machine do you require.
Features of a good welding machine:
Every tool or an instrument has got some characteristics that define them. Following are some of the properties a good welding machine possess.
A welding machine must not be costly. That depends on how much you can afford. MIG Welding WIA costs less than the other kinds of welding machines.
- Easy to learn and use
A good welding machine must be easy to learn and use. This property enables a person deal with various kinds of projects easily. MIG Welding WIA are extremely easy to learn and use.
- Filler metal
In a good welding machine, filler metal is fed by means of a welding torch so that the torch can be held steady by both hands. In TIG welding, one hand is used to add the filler metal. Also, only a required amount of filler metal must be used by a good welding machine.
- Wire feeder
Presence of wire feeder makes a welding machine four times faster.
- Easy to clean
A good welding machine is easy to clean and kept neat. This happens because of the inert gas that protects it from the impurities.
- Can be used widely
A welding machine must have the ability to be used on a broad range of materials like aluminum, and also for the automotive work.
- Produce high quality weld
A good welding machine produces high quality weld that is also clean.
- Must not distort the metal
Along with keeping it clean, the TIG welding does not distort the metal through the use of non-consumable tungsten electrode.
There are different welding machine having various characteristics and thus, some are better than the others. For instance, the stick welding is the most convenient one. The welder can easily go for one metal work piece to another by altering the filler metal rod depending on the other metal work piece. The TIG welding creates the most clean and high quality weld. The MIG welding is capable enough to be applied on a large number of materials. All these have different shortcomings as well. For example, the MIG welding needs shielding gas to be bought, TIG welding isn’t much convenient to use and needs a lot of training to master it, and the stick welding is the least efficient kind of welding techniques.