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Old 12-25-2013, 12:53 PM
el Diablo Guapo el Diablo Guapo is offline
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Default Re: dialing in your welder feed rate setting

thanks for the great follow ups!

i rate joining metal to be among my favorite "skills." i am surely just an average welder, but i trust my work enough to ride it

i too have a number of marks on my small rig. i use a flux core box, and it is always ready, and if i am careful it can do a neat job.

gun position and speed is important too, of course

when you move away from the work, the voltage drops, and so does the heat. this makes going around tubes tricky(r) in my opinion, combined with thin walls, bikes frames require persistence.

Practice as much as you can- make yard art, write your name in welding on an old computer case, fix garden furniture, weld your scrap together and cut it up and weld it again. just log some trigger time!
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