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Aluminium Boat Welding Tips MIG TIG AC/DC Welders

March 5th, 2017 No comments

Many of the welding machines sold online by Tokentools are used to fabricate components for individuals involved with home projects right up to industrial customers but every now and again we are fortunate to be in the service of skilled legends that possess great knowledge and passion with an inspirational dream that manifests into reality.

Arne boat build progressing in 2012 with Tokentools MIG Welder atop the vessel

Arne boat build progressing in 2012 with Tokentools MIG Welder atop the vessel

Arne striking a pose in front of his awesome ally boat

Arne striking a pose in front of his awesome ally boat

It has been quite a few years since I met Arne at the Wyong welding store way back in 2011 when he told me about his ambitious project. Arne was a freshly retired boat builder and was planning on building himself a small boat to celebrate his retirement. This was an ambitious project that required a dedicated site for the boat build and around 3 years of fabrication. I had no idea how big the boat was until Arne shared some photos with me. That’s not a boat I thought, that’s a bloody ship.

Arne used a Tokentools Alupulse AC DC Pulse Tig Welder, a TT MIG 205 Inverter Mig Welder and a TIG Welding Water Cooler. During the build Arne burnt through many rolls of wire and numerous kilograms of tig filler wire. As a supplier of quality welding equipment this was a great opportunity to receive feedback on our products as well as witness their use on a daily basis.

exterior front view of the sirius as it is nearing completion

exterior front view of the sirius as it is nearing completion


In the time the project took to complete Arne had gone through two spool guns and two water cooled Tig torches which is not bad considering the amount of welding required to finish the job. Next time someone carries on that you need to spend 10K on a Miller or Lincoln or Kemppi or Fronius welder in order to build something great perhaps instead consider that all you need is passion for what you want to achieve and persistence. When Arne shared his photos with me I was immediately drawn to the level of knowledge and experience he had in building a boat of this size from scratch.

Arne is quiet spoken man, he exudes great confidence yet is humble and does not self promote. Although planning took a lot of time, within three years Arne had taken this project from first arc strike to completion and fitted out the

The bridge is almost complete on this epic boat build using Tokentools welders

The bridge is almost complete on this epic boat build using Tokentools welders

entire boat.  The mig and ACDC Tig welding machines used in the build have been superseded by newer models since 2011 and the addition of the Inverter pulse mig welder will enhance the process of aluminium boat building these days. The finished boat once launched below, quite a sirius build indeed 🙂





aluminium boat welded with tokentools ac dc tig welder and mig welder

aluminium boat welded with tokentools ac dc tig welder and mig welder

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Alusync 215 AC/DC Tig Welders For Aluminium On Sale | Welding Australia

November 15th, 2016 No comments

The new range of Metalmaster portable inverter welders has been released called ALUSYNC (Alu as in  aluminium and Sync and in Synchronise) AC DC Tig model range has received it’s latest tech upgrade and transitioned into the must have welder for 2017. We are constantly assessing the feedback of our customers and user voice is a powerful tool for driving innovation. We wanted to continue with our direction of SMT digital architecture for the brains end of the welding range, just like we did years ago in the Alupulse 210 Pro and Metalmaster 215 Elite Digital Welder, but we did not want to give up the gentle control available from panel mounted knobs, nor the appeal of single glance settings recognition that can only be achieved with knobs. The solution of course was to hack both concepts together and incorporate analogue to digital converters that enable the best of both worlds.

Alusync 215 ACDC Tig welding machine features the following features.

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  • Australian 5 Year Parts and Labour Warranty
  • AC Waveform for Tig Welding Aluminium and It’s Alloys
  • DC Waveform for Tig Welding Steel, Stainless Steel, other Metals
  • Built In 50 Amp Plasma Cutter
  • Full Function AC/DC Tig Welder to 210 Amps
  • Stick Welder to 170 Amps
  • IGBT Transistors Used For All Welding Inverter Sections
  • Over Current & Over  Temperature Protection
  • Digital Microprocessor Control
  • High Duty Cycle 60% at 210 Amps
  • Fan on Demand – Fan activates to cool welding power source as required
  • Rear Mounted Female Panel Socket For Tig Water Coolers
  • Clear Control Panel Cover That Flips Down To Protect Knobs
  • Pre & Post Flow
  • Up and Down Slope
  • Start Amps and Crater Amps
  • High and Low Pulse Welding Modes
  • Arc Force For MMA Stick Welding
  • AC Frequency and AC Balance Control
  • Digital Mode Selection Via Push Button Membrane Switches
  • 15 Amp Plug with 2 Metre (3 x 2.5mm) Input Supply Cable
  • HF Bush Button Ignition For Tig Welding Modes



The Alusync 215 AC DC Inverter Tig Welding Machine uses a high frequency ignition module to create the ionised gas path required to initiate the Tig welding arc. In order to facilitate an easy ignition cycle the start amps setting may be used to set a momentary amperage applied when the Tig tungsten electrode first ignites, similar to a hot start. The purpose is to heat the tungsten and ionise more shielding gas to provide stable arc ignition after which the arc power level either up slopes to the preset welding amperage or follows the input as set by the Tig foot control.

A clear plastic front cover has been added along with a new front end allowing even greater protection to the potentiometers. The digital amps display has been increased in size and all switches are bush button toggles allowing greater life expectancy than traditional throw type mechanisms.

Cooling is still taken care of by the large capacity high volume fan however a Fan On Demand (FOD) system handles the operation of the fan which results in a cleaner machine do to reduce particle intake when not welding. Other benefits are a quieter workshop in between welds.

Alusync 215 ACDC Tig welder control panel for multi process features and plasma cutter integration

AC welding frequency is available between 20 Hz and 250Hz with AC balance control values between 10% and 90% for cleaning of aluminium oxide layer. Pulse welding is available for both AC and DC Tig waveforms and the frequency range is 0.5Hz to 25Hz for low range jumping to 25Hz to 250Hz for high range.

When AC Tig welding aluminium at high amperage a Tig water cooler may be added as an option, we have included an IEC C14 socket on the rear panel to allow easy interfacing and synchronous switching, in other words, turn on the welder and the water cooler activates also.
AC DC Tig welder with water cooling power socket on rear - alusync 215 from metalmaster australia

The built in 50 amp plasma cutter offers 10 amps more power than the previous model which increases cutting capacity by 25%.

Silky smooth stick welding up to 170 amps thanks to the IGBT inverter core and ripple filtration achieved by the copper choke reducing the amount of AC ripple from the rectified output of the inverter providing near perfect DC current.

Over all we believe the new welder, Alusync 215 AC DC Tig welding machine offers exceptional value for money and with the 5 year parts and labour warranty in Australia, provides peace of mind on a budget. For further enquiries or sales information please contact us on 1300 881 991.




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Genuine Binzel MB Grip Mig Gun Torch 15 24 25 36

August 8th, 2016 No comments
Authentic Binzel MB Grip Mig Torch

Authentic Binzel MB Grip Mig Torch

Binzel has pioneered in many sectors of the welding market and one of the most impactful has been in the MIG torch arena. After sampling many Binzel knock offs usually marketed as “Binzel Style” I must say that longevity and reliability is found in originally branded gear. We have been supplying Binzel Mig Guns with our Mig welding machines for over a decade and I am proud to admit the failures are rare compared to the cheaper alternatives. Yes there is a price hit however given the cost to the average tradie when not welding due to down time, how much is it worth to be a penny pincher? As they say, a tight A!*e pays twice 🙂


You can see our range of Binzel Grip Mig Gun Torches here. Currently we are stocking 4 metre and 5 metre MB24 KD, MB25AK and MB36KD. The part numbers and links to the products are as follows.

4 Metre MB Grip 24 KD, 5 Metre MB Grip 24 KD, 4 Metre MB Grip 25 AK, 5 Metre MB Grip 25 AK, 4 Metre MB Grip 36 KD, 5 Metre MB Grip 36 KD

Call our staff on 1300 881 991 or order via the online welding store at a time that suits you. All torches are shipped in Binzel boxes with contact tip spanner, one spare contact tip and an instruction manual. The Binzel series MB grip torch is fitted with a Euro connector.



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Tig Torch Stand Holder – Magnetic Tig Rest

August 7th, 2016 No comments

Perhaps the most notable issue faced by a TIG welding operator is where to put the torch when not welding. Often it is draped across the welding machine or just left on the bench which leads to breakages of critical Tig torch components. An ideal solution is to use a Magnetic Tig Torch Stand to mount the torch when not in use. The magnetic tig holders can accommodate left or right handed operation and affix easily to any surface capable of magnetic adhesion. The magnetic tig holders include a bolt mount for securing the stand to the magnetic base cup. Although a novel concept it is best to use a specialised magnetic job clamp for such as found in our Magnetic Job Clamp Section.

The tig torch rest can be purchased here for $29 or added as an option to any Tig welding Machine or Tig welding torch for $22.


red tig torch stand magnetic base

red tig torch stand magnetic base



Metalmaster red tig torch stand with magnetic base

Metalmaster red tig torch stand with magnetic base



Magnetic Tig Torch Stand

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Back Purging Regulator – Dual Flow Meter

June 21st, 2016 No comments
Back Purging Argon Regulator

Back Purging Argon Regulator

Introducing the Metalmaster back purging tig welding shielding gas regulator with dual bubble flow meters designed to meet the needs of industry where purging is required during the welding process. The AR-101AP is the ideal welding regulator to use for back purging your welds as it features 2 x bubble flow meters mounted back to back. A Y piece allows either flow meter to be turned off so that purging can be deactivated easily. The regulator has 2 x  bobbin style flow meters to enable accurate dispensding of shielding gas from 1 litre per minute up to 25 litres per minute. The bubble flow meters argon shielding gas and this style of regulator has become the mainstay for tig welding applications worldwide.

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