ALUMINUM PIPE WELDING FOR BEGINNERS
I am looking to start experimenting with some aluminum welding this winter. I will be welding 1'' and smaller 6061 pipe for now. I am trying to decide if I should get a TIG or MIG machine. For my first machine capable of welding aluminum I want something less expensive, and I want something that I can plug into a standard outlet, possibly a 220 outlet if I wire one in to my shop. My question is should I start with a small MIG machine with a spoolgun for aluminum, or should I start off with a decent TIG machine? I plan on having both machines someday but for now I will be welding small diameter aluminum pipe almost exclusively.