With a TIG welder conversion kit, you can TIG weld aluminum, stainless steel
and chrome-moly and many other metals
There are many kits designed for either the hobbyist welder or an veteran
operator who needs low amperage output control.
The term “Buzz Box” is often associated with the venerable Lincoln AC/DC
stick-welding machine. Hundreds of thousands of these machines are in use today
and they have proven to be an excellent performing power supply. Some tig
welding conversion kits can be used on a multitude of AC/DC Stick Welders, but
with new models constantly entering the market, you'll have to check your welder
to see if a particular tig welder conversion kit can be applied to it.
Some general guidelines for specifying a TIG welding conversion kit:
Nearly all stick welding power supplies are “Constant Current” and can be
used for TIG Welding.
For “AC” Buzz Boxes, many TIG conversion kits are designed without High
Frequency and the “AC” setting cannot be used.
You can use kits with many models, but you must be concerned when using a
115v adapter. Check to see if your unit can function at that level.
4130 Chrome-Moly can be welded with many tig conversion kits. Argon gas
settings should be 10-25 cfh depending on welding conditions, the more stable
the air around the weld zone, the less Argon necessary.
TIG welding conversion kits can weld aluminum but it may be difficult for
inexperienced welders. Once you see the puddle, dab lightly and frequently
into the puddle.
Many TIG welding conversion kits cannot use a MIG power supply The MIG
power supply is constant voltage -- it's not designed for TIG Welding.
Some TIG welding conversion kit models:
The Lincoln Electric Square Wave TIG 175 welding conversion kit
This TIG welding conversion kit converts welder for use with shielding gas.
Includes .025-.030 cable liner; two .025 contact tips; gas nozzle; 2 lb. spool
of .025 L-56 MIG wire; gas regulator and solenoid. Instructions included.
Everything you need to convert to aluminum welding is included in the kit.
Tips: Use 100% argon gas, clean the material with a stainless wire brush,
keep the gun and cable as straight as possible, and be sure the wire reel brake
Hobart 500424 Tigmate 230-Volt AC/DC, Tig and Stick Welding Package with
The Tigmate is a complete AC/DC, Tig and Stick welding package. All you need
is a bottle of argon shielding gas or your choice of stick electrodes and you're
ready to start welding. In the Tig mode, the Tigmate offers superior
performance: 18 gauge to 1/16-inch (1.2 to 4.8 mm) steel and stainless.
TIG WELD WITH A BUZZ BOX CONVERSION KIT
This kit was designed for the entry-level welder or an experienced welding
operator that needs low amperage output control at a low cost. The term “Buzz
Box” is most associated to the Lincoln AC/DC stick-welding machine that has been
manufactured for many, many years. Literally hundreds of thousands of these
machines are in use today and they have proven to be an excellent performing