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Precision and Excellence: The Power of TIG Welders

TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welders are the ideal welding application for working with very thin metals, such as the materials seen on pipelines and pipes. However, it is not limited to this as TIG welders are also used in the aviation and aerospace industries. The weld is produced by a non-consumable tungsten electrode, using heat from a metal arc to fuse metal to the desired surface. This creates a molten weld pool as well as a durable weld. At BWS, we supply a range of TIG welders from the industry’s leading brands Fronius, Parweld and others.


When purchasing your TIG welder all the different functions and specifications can be a bit daunting, this is where our skilled engineer can help with sound advice and support in explaining your options. Check out our post on Understanding a tig welder functions here! Click here to read about TIG welder Functions

Frequently asked questions about TIG welders


TIG welders can be used to weld steel, stainless steel, aluminium, nickel alloys, magnesium, copper, brass, bronze and gold. For example, TIG welding methods are often used to weld bike frames, door handles, fenders and more.

MIG stands for metal inert gas whereas TIG stands for tungsten inert gas, which is the simple way to distinguish between the two. 

The physical difference between MIG and TIG is simple. MIG welding uses a solid wire that is machine fed to the area whilst TIG uses a non-consumable electrode and a hand held filler rod during the welding process. 

Other differences are: Electrode type: TIG welding utilizes a non-consumable tungsten electrode, while MIG welding uses a consumable wire electrode.

Heat control: TIG welding provides precise control over heat input, enabling meticulous welds and minimizing heat-affected zones.

Shielding gas: TIG welding employs an inert gas, usually argon, to shield the weld pool from contamination.

Versatility: While MIG welding offers higher deposition rates, TIG welding shines in its ability to work with various materials and achieve unparalleled precision.

Our expert team of engineers recommends a Parweld TIG welder for any beginner looking to get into welding. 

We have a large selection of Parweld TIG welders, but if you’re not sure where to start as a beginner, talk to the BWS team to get help finding the right TIG welder for you. 

The short answer here is yes and no! TIG welding has gained a reputation for being difficult but its all in the weld preparation. Better preparation and panel fitment mean the resulting weld will be easier. TIG welding can be as slow or as fast as you like so therefore it s more controllable when compared to MIG welding. TIG welders are also more controllable than a MIG welders.

Yes! TIG welding's precise control over the heat input ensures exceptional fusion, resulting in stronger welds and because you create your weld pool before you insert your filler better fusion is achieved.

TIG Welders also provide accurate heat management and this reduces the risk of distortion, preserving the structural integrity of the welded parts.

The strength and reliability of TIG welds make them an excellent choice for industries where weld quality is paramount.

WHY Purchase your Tig Welding Machines from US!

Purchasing any large equipment can be daunting, but BWS aim to make your purchase of TIG welding machines, that little bit easier. Our team places all its focus on providing quality products to our customers, with a wealth of experience and knowledge. We have engineers who are experienced with TIG welding and are CSWIP qualified. This means that they can train you on how to use TIG welding machines. All of our products are approved and supported by our team of in-house engineers, so you know you'll be getting the best equipment for your job. If you're interested in purchasing a TIG welding machine from us or want to enquire about some training, contact the team today via our contact page.