Use of inert and other active gases is common in various types of welding processes and welders are often confused about whether to buy a disposable gas cylinder or to hire a big cylinder from the supplier. There are so any reasons that will encourage a welder to buy a disposable gas cylinder instead of hiring a big one. Disposable gas cylinders or bottles are highly useful for DIY stuff and not so often uses. Welders who do not take welding jobs on the everyday basis should prefer disposable gas bottles as they come with so many advantages. More…
Welding gasses are essential for most types of TIG and MIG welding projects. One can get by without gases when welding some ferrous metals of standard thickness, but the quality of the weld is still lower than what you would get when using an appropriate shielding gas. More…
One of the most valuable resources that you must have in hand while welding is the shielding gas. Shielding gas cylinders are imperative to ensure that the welding you complete is smooth without any corrosion occurs due to oxidation. Shielding gas cylinders can be bought or hired. Industrial cylinders are expensive and often involve rental charges, usually on a subscription plan. Amateur welders usually use disposable bottles, which is more convenient for them. However, even professionals can find uses for disposable gas bottles. They are increasingly becoming more commonplace. They offer the advantages of being able to save or rental costs or delayed deliveries. They also offer portability which can be useful for welding jobs outside a workshop, such as in a construction site. More…
Need a welding shielding gas for your MIG or TIG welder?
The question plaguing welders across Australia is whether it’s better to hire a welding gas cylinder or buy a disposable welding gas cylinder.
Here we reveal three reasons why buying your own is the smart choice, especially for the hobbyist, and DIY welder who will not be welding on a daily basis. Gas suppliers have been holding welders ransom for years, tying them into a hire system that makes them pay hundreds of dollars a year for a welding gas bottle they don’t even own. Let’s face it, if you’re only using your welder every now and again, the gas bottle rental system is pretty tough on the wallet.
However, professionals and hobby welders alike are now realising that this is not their only option. In fact, there are some real benefits to be had if you buy your own welding gas cylinders – whether you choose a smaller disposable cylinder or a large refillable cylinder. Whether you’re looking to weld with a CO2-Argon blend, Pure argon shielding gas, or pure CO2, Disposable welding gas bottles are becoming the go-to option.
Renting argon gas and cylinders every time you need to weld will quickly add up. But buying your own cylinders gives you more bang for your buck. Plus there’s no need for deposits, ongoing rental charges and gas contracts. If you don’t need a large volume of gas, buying your own cylinder means you can simply pay for the welding gas you use, when you use it. To illustrate the point, a 2.2L disposable Gas bottle like this one by Bossgas will set you back $69.00+freight. You can also purchase the suited regulators for about $30, which a one-off purchase. Depending on your project there is enough gas in one of these bottles for several hours of welding. For some welders that’s could be enough for six months, or even one year’s worth of welding. Why would you hire a refillable bottle if this was the case?
HIRE OR BUY?
Welders now have the choice of purchasing Disposable Welding Gas Bottles like these from BossGas
With your own disposable welding gas bottles, you always have the tools ready to do the job. They are suitable for most home TIG and MIG welding machines, when you don’t need a large volume of gas handy all the time. Once you’re done, you simply put it away until the next time. Easy.
If you are only using your welder occasionally or are using it outdoors, smaller disposable welding gas bottles are small and lightweight. You can easily move them around and stow them away neatly when the job’s done.
HEAVY IN TWO WAYS: Reillable hired gas cylinders are not only heavy on the wallet, they can be heavy and inconvenient to move around
Before you go out and buy your own welding gas, you need to work out which gas is best for your job. For most shielding gas applications, argon is the principal gas used thanks to its high density and total inertness. This allows a welding arc to be easily formed without reacting with the metal components being welded. Depending on the application, argon may be mixed with other gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) in small amounts. This gives different qualities to the gas to suit the welding job at hand. We always recommend you speak to a professional and do your research to work out exactly which gas you need before you buy. at eWelders we sell Argon Disposable Welding Gas Bottles, Argon-CO2 Disposable Welding Gas BOttles, and CO2 Disposable Welding Gas bottles. We are here to talk to you should you require advice on which gas best suits your application. Owning your own welding gas cylinder makes sense – both in terms of dollars and time saved. What are you waiting for? For more information on welding gas and welding supplies, check out our learning centre at eWelders.com.au or call 1300 554 685