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Old 01-16-2012, 02:58 PM
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Default Re: Welcome To The Welding & Metalworking Forum

I have a Lincoln MiG welder that has a 240vac input. I use .035 flux core wire in it and I can weld up to 5/16" thick; I use my Lincoln 230 stick welder for heavier welding. My MiG welder came with a smaller wire cablel; with it installed and a shielding gas cylinder attached, very thin sheet metal can be welded. I weld light gauge sheet metal and I have only used the .035 flux core wire; it is so convenient. If you were to weld 20 and 22 gauge sheet metals, such as in auto body work, you would need the smaller welding wire and shielding gas. Stick with a name brand welder and expect to spend some money and get a good one and you will be a "happy camper"! BMF
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