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Old 17-02-2021, 11:20 PM   #1
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Hi, what welding gas are people use for a mig welder Iv found co2 or argon mix just wanted to know what people’s preferences are any advice would be great thanks
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I’ve used both and prefer the argon mix,I think it’s 5% , it seems to weld cooler than co2 , I rent from boc on there hobby discount ( tell them your a member on here) it’s about a pound a week rent and around £50 for a refill
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Argoshield light for me.
Get mine from boc on the deal mentioned above
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Same as ^^

Argoshield light for the MIG, Pureshield for the TIG, both size Y bottles on the Volkszone deal with BOC.

They’re physically quite big bottles, but the deal is only available on that size and they work out a lot cheaper than the smaller options.

YMMV, and there are options with Hobbyweld and Adam’s Gas that have potentially lower on-costs but a much higher setup. Depends how much you’re going to need and where you are relative to your nearest stockists.
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Depending on hw much welding you do, alternative to BOC deal is the yellow bottles of Hobbyweld.

https://hobbyweld.co.uk/
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If you're welding outside it's not worth the extra for argon/argoshield just run pure CO2. Inside I run Argoshield5.
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