Eastwood TIG Welder Accessories Buyers Guide
Everything You Need For TIG Welding
Now that you’ve got yourself a TIG welder, or if you’re in the processing of buying a new TIG, let’s go over some of the items you’ll need for TIG welding and some items you may want that will help make the job easier.
If you’re buying a TIG, you may already have the necessities, but let’s check them out real quick before we move on to some cool accessories. The items you need right away are mostly for your safety and they are: a welding jacket, helmet, gloves and cart. You’ll want a welding jacket to protect yourself from the bright light of TIG welding. Plus, a good welding jacket will also be used when you’re MIG welding or plasma cutting. You’ll need an auto dimming welding helmet to protect your eyes and face. An Extra Large View helmet with True Color Technology is nice because it has a larger viewing area than most helmets, making it good for tight areas. We even offer a panoramic helmet with an awesome 180 degree viewing area. Another great feature is that many of our helmets come with True Color Technology which allows you to work with improved clarity and really see the puddle and filler rod, making them great helmets for TIG welding. You’ll also going to want a nice, comfortable set of gloves to protect your hands. We offer a few styles, and you’re probably going to want thin TIG gloves that give you the dexterity you need for welding. Finally, a welding cart will not only hold your welder and supplies, but it will also safely secure the gas bottle. We offer a few styles of carts that will hold a welder and plasma cutter or even our pro welding cart that will hold two welders and two gas bottles, which is great if you have a MIG and TIG welder because you can keep them both on a single cart with the bottles for each secured and connected to the machines.
Now let’s go over a few things that you may want to have around when you’re TIG welding. A consumables kit is great because it will keep you welding when your tungsten wears down, or when you need a new nozzle, collet or collet body. Same with extra filler rods. You don’t want to run out of filler rods in the middle of a project. Plus, it’s nice to have a few sizes of filler rods for different thicknesses of metal as well as some for steel, aluminum and stainless.
A gas lens kit is a nice upgrade, whether you’re a beginner or veteran because it improves shielding gas coverage around the tungsten, plus you can stick the tungsten out further, which is great for tight spaces. If you’re welding in tight spots or corners, you may want to consider a flex head torch that allows you to be comfortable and get the best welds in almost any position.
You may also want to get yourself an extension cord in case you’re welding too far from an outlet. It’s usually a lot easier to move your welder than the entire project.
Finally a helmet bag and welder cover will keep your supplies clean from dust and debris in your shop, which is really nice if you do a lot of other work like grinding, painting, powder coating or sanding body filler.
I hope this helped you decide what you need to go along with your TIG welder, and showed you everything you need to start TIG welding today . And don’t forget Eastwood offers many more items to make welding easier like spot weld kits, welding tables, pinch weld clamps, and rocker style foot pedals for TIG welding. Eastwood – Since 1978.