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Old 03-05-2007, 10:34 AM
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tig foot control

I recently got an old century stick tig 5 in 1 welder in a trade. I was wondering if any body could tell me where to get a foot control or how to make one there is no plug for a foot control on the welder or high freak box.

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Sorry I am not familiar with your setup but may I suggest you look into a finger control for your tig. I find a foot control impossible to operate if your work is floor level or even worse overhead.
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I'm not familiar with this finger thing. I have been welding for years but tig welding is something that I'm just trying to teach myself. I'm not familiar with the different types of set ups. The finger control is something I would definitely be interested in.
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Finger, or thumb as I always called it, control is much more versatile than foot control. Foot control may be ok if you are sitting at a bench but imagine trying to work under a car with one .
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Pedaling a tig in any kind of position other than a bench.

Yeah it's a pain alright.. I can attest to that. I still don't have a fingertip control. I have a stool and a wooden board that I set up to hold my pedal like a gas pedal while I work on low stuff. I've worked it with my knee, while kneeling and brought it up a ladder with me too.

Someday. Fingertip control.....

Your TIG welder needs to be set up to have a remote control.
My Hobart has a switch that will allow me to plug in a pedal, and use it for simply on and off, or control amperage as well.

You should contact Century, (the welder line was bought out by Lincoln.) If your machine is remote capable, the pedal will need to match the circuitry and hookup.

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thanks guys sorry to say though the machine is not remote capable but I sen were the wiring Einsteins (joke I'm electronic illiterate) built a homemade tig and was wondering if they could help. And thanks for the info on century and lincoln didn't know that. I'll check there web I have them saved on my fav. list I also have a lincoln gas powered 225 stick I want to remote for the high freak box off of the century.
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