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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:29 PM
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  2. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:44 PM
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    What kinds of things to you want to weld?

    A stick welder will do a good job but it's a bit more difficult to learn how to weld with than a MIG machine especially if you're going to teach yourself.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    Don't have specific plans for it, basically use it for small jobs in my home garage. All I know is that I am tired of my wire welder and want to upgrade.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    idk if I'd call stick a step up. It is different.

    What things don't you like about your MIG machine?
     
  5. Apr 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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    Well years ago I was learning to weld with a stick welder, and I am finding it hard to weld with this wire welder.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2013 at 8:04 PM
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    Never heard that before, most find it easier to weld with a mig since it is easier. If you prefer stick then go with it, but for smaller garage projects a mig is usually the better way to do being its easier to weld thinner material and still be able to change some adjustments and weld 1/2-3/4".
     
  7. Apr 19, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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    What seems to be the trouble? You can always check out www.weldingtipsandtricks.com for some help with technique/settings and what not too.

    This is generally the case.

    Still, if you find it easier to stick weld, $375 isn't such a bad deal either.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2013 at 5:28 PM
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    How do these look? Input would be appreciated!

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  9. Apr 20, 2013 at 5:52 PM
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    It appears you cut them off straight with no bevels and welded them up. To get better penetration, you need to grind a bevel on the two pieces where they join, and weld it out to the edge of the steel. You only made one pass on these, didn't you? I think this thickness of joint will need multiple passes to make a strong connection. This looks like 1/4" material you are working with. Is this correct?
     
  10. Apr 20, 2013 at 6:05 PM
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    Needs better penetration. Either more heat or slow down. Not sure you'd need a second pass if you had better penetration.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2013 at 6:21 PM
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    Note taken on the beveling, any where that I join two pieces of plate together I usually bevel, I can try doing that to the butt type joints too.

    And I wish I could just use more heat, but that's all my little welder has, its a fabricater 181i. I think its biggest downfall is that I have to run it off a 75' extension cord. At least until I get a real garage...

    So I guess I will just have to slow down a wee bit.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Apr 20, 2013 at 6:25 PM
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    This is pretty cool, didn't know this thread existed (or I forgot) lol

    I'm currently a welder for a company called Martin Sprocket & Gear.

    Hopefully picking up an engine driven welder for the house tomorrow!
     
  13. Apr 20, 2013 at 7:01 PM
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    What kind of welder are you picking up?
     
  14. Apr 20, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    So Ian and Eric....above is the welder that was given to me. As stated before, I don't really know jack about welding and dude who gave me the welder said he doesn't have time to help me out.

    So forgive me for asking what may be a dumb question but, do I need a gas cylinder with this welder?
     
  15. Apr 20, 2013 at 8:22 PM
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    If it's really just flux core, then no. You don't need gas. You do need flux core wire tho.
     
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  17. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:07 AM
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  18. Apr 21, 2013 at 6:11 AM
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  20. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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    That really depends on the mashine you dont have to run multple passes if the mashine can handle it. My miller 252's can run full pen in 1/2" in a single pass no problem. I do agree with the bevel.
     
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