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Just wondering if anyone has any recommendations for welding gas suppliers for low usage / DIY use in the UK ?

Last time I went with Gas-UK for some Argon with 5% CO2 - Rent Free Welding Gas & Cylinders, Refrigerant or Beverage Gas - just wondering if they were still competitive or if anyone has any alternatives ?

This time round I'm thinking of getting pure argon and thinking of buying a TIG welder to go with it and sit next to my MIG. Shouldn't be any major drawbacks using pure argon with my existing MIG if I need to ? - Don't want to have 2 bottles of gas sitting around...

Cheers - Dave.
 

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Depends where you're based. I use HobbyWeld for a backup bottle and anything I have to do away from the workshop, but they have an outlet about a mile away from my workshop. I also have a BOC contract though, because I use a LOT of gas and even with the rental etc, it's cheaper for the gas I go through.
 

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I use adams gas. I messaged a load of people about hobbyweld and not a single one of them bothered replying. It turned out my local adams gas place is loads closer than the hobbyweld stockists anyway.
 

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I use BOC for my acetylene and one of those places like hobby weld because they are local (like 200 metres away!). They don't do acetylene though, hence BOC for that. I don't use that much gas, but I use the big bottles.


Edit just looked, the company is Adams Gas
 

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if you get stuck you can order Hobbyweld bottles from JK directly (though I guess maybe at a higher price than direct?)
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'll have a bit of a shop around before I order anything.
As for location, I'm in Lancashire, not far from Blackpool.

Cheers - Dave.
 
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