What torch angle to hold during TIG Welding Aluminum?

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You should maintain a torch angle of about 15 degrees during TIG Welding Aluminum.

This torch angle has two benefits:

  • Firstly, it does not block your view of what is going on in the puddle.
  • Secondly, it does not tilt too much which can affect your gas coverage or create arc wandering.
What torch angle to hold during TIG Welding Aluminum-Torch angle
What torch angle to hold during TIG Welding Aluminum-Torch angle

Actually, the perfect angle is straight up and down, as it gives you a symmetrical puddle and helps you add filler rod at almost any angle.

However, you cannot see your puddle if you hold the torch straight.

What material should the filler rod be?

What torch angle to hold during TIG Welding Aluminum-Filler rod
What torch angle to hold during TIG Welding Aluminum-Filler rod

4043 filler rod is considered the best selection out there, both in terms of strength and elongation (lengthen).

Below are suggestions for choosing proper filler rod for your TIG Welding Aluminum:

What torch angle to hold during TIG Welding Aluminum– Choosing filler rod for TIG Welding Aluminum
What torch angle to hold during TIG Welding Aluminum– Choosing filler rod for TIG Welding Aluminum

Whatever type of filler rod you choose, your filler rod must be clean and of high quality.

If the rod is contaminated, its contamination can enter the weld pool and cause failure to your application.

Contaminants on filler rod include oil, or a hydrated oxide.