how much is it to buy a tig welding kit or anything else for welding/ braising aluminium (starting)?
i am looking to buy a starter kit for anything that will give a tight lock on aluminium i.e. a tig welder, but i have no clue where to start, i have a price range of upto about £200 ($300) and am also looking into braising but is it strong enough? and a kit ready to start would be perfect as i do not want to buy it in loads of peices and spend a fortune..... thanks for looking, good luck! :D:D
- AnthonyLv 69 years agoFavorite Answer
To tig weld aluminum (>1/8") you need a machine capable of at least 200 amps a/c (minimum). With that said the machines that will give you > 200 amps run about $2000 and that doesn't include the needed accessories. It would be cheaper to have someone do it for you or rent the equipment.
Here are some sites you may like - Good luck!Source(s): 35 years welding.
- Fred KLv 79 years ago
Unless you get extremely lucky on ebay, you will need much more than £200 to get a tig or a mig for aluminium. It requires a special or multi-purpose machine rather than the common (cheaper) machines for steel
Lots of help on the mig welding forum
There are aluminium solders and brazing materials that may be of use, depends what the application is.Source(s): http://www.mig-welding.co.uk/wiki/TIG_Welding_FAQ#... http://www.cupalloys.co.uk/joining-aluminium-c1000...
- Harley DriveLv 79 years ago
welding /brazing( not the correct term) aluminium is extremely difficult and you should take a course or get an expert to show you before you waste your money, getting aluminium to weld may be difficult but maintaining strength and integrity is even harder