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Old 12-25-2013, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: dialing in your welder feed rate setting

This is why I wish I had a pedal controller for the wire speed on my MIG (sorta kinda like the amp pedal on a TIG). I hate the weld then adust, weld then adjust, weld then adjust process.
I have also noticed that as the welder heats up the welding characteristics change.
I must burn through at least 4 or 6 feet of wire (maby more) just warming up the machine and setting the feed speed every time I go to weld a project. Wire and gas lost forever and not a thing to show for it.
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