Redneckdan mentioned in another thread that a stick welder can be set up for TIG welding. I'm wondering, from Dan or any other welder, if my old Lincoln buzz box could be set up to TIG weld. If so would it only do steel or could I do aluminium with it? How would I go about converting it? What is "scratch starting?" What about cooling?
I'm not a welder, obviously, my father-in-law is letting me use his fathers Lincoln. I believe it is a 1950's vintage. I replaced a few worn items and it works perfect for stick welding. I need to get into welding aluminium and doing "delicate" welding and carbon and ss though I can''t spend $$$$$$$ on a TIG welder. I have seen some used ones on E-BAY for around $500 but I havn't had the time to research these used models to see which one will fit my needs. But if I could retro-fit my buzz box, that could be all good.