TIG welding or Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) is one of the most demanding techniques among the various welding methods. However, it provides various advantages and is a coveted skill among both professional and amateur welders. Skilled TIG welders can accomplish advanced operations and are always in demand in an ever growing industry. However, TIG welding is not a difficult skill to learn. While professional courses always help, it can also be learnt on one’s own.
Once you are ready to take on your own TIG welding work, you may wonder if you should invest in a regular TIG welder or opt for an AC/DC TIG welder. It helps to know the various advantages and disadvantages of such welders to be able to make an informed decision.
A brief analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of AC/DC TIG welders are mentioned here.
AC/DC TIG welders without manual or automatic AC balance can cause problems when trying to maintain the ratio of penetration and cleaning for welding reactive metals.