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    Who's tigging frames and NOT using 880-T (or other stainless)

    I know all the reasons to use 880-T, and it is an amazing filler rod. I've been using it for 3 years now on frames, and I keep ordering 10 pound tubes of .045". I am starting to consider going back to er70s-2 or possibly s-6 for some of straight gauge/heavy walled frames that I build. I don't see a need for a filler rod that costs 10x the cost on .049+ wall tubing, and the extra shielding that I feel it requires.

    So basically what are you using? What size, brand, etc?

    Thanks

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    I'm using 880-T when I use very thin wall tubes or when I have to joint stainless to steel. Otherwise I still use ER70S-2 in 0.035 or 0.045. I guess because I still have tons of it and it works.
    Guillaume

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    Hey;

    I've been using whatever my LWS carries. It is Harris brand ER70S2 .0625. I think that is the thinnest they stock. I see Harris offers .035 and .045, and I might like to go with that size to make my welds a little less... gloppy. I think choosing the right size rod is overlooked, or at least it has been by me.

    The other side of that coin is that I have been pounding the ever loving crap out of my Fatties - much harder than my FS bikes - and nothing has broken... yet. Pretty good so far for a lousy TIG'er
    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
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    1/16 filler is pushing it. I use it on trials forks sometimes, but I use .045 99.9% of the time.

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    er70 s6 .045 sometimes 0.39. thought of the 880 but I've no issues with the er70.

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