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Old 01-05-2006, 06:13 PM
Travis Rankin Travis Rankin is offline
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Yes scratch starting is just like Stick.. You should scratch on a piece of copper to start, so you dont contaminate the tungsten.. With foot pedal control it is easy to get used to it with just a small current, then you just push down harder to get the desired welding current..

Yes my welder is scratch start for now..One day soonish I am going to build a high frequency arc starter.. it makes a high voltage high frequency arc that jumps the gap so you dont have to scratch start.. hope that helps
Travis
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