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Old 04-26-2014, 03:07 AM
Theon Theon is offline
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Default Re: Flux-core/MIG for frame welding?

Here there is bottle rental!
On top of somewhere around $200 to fill.
I have beer gas though!
But at least I own the bottle.
It might be cheaper in the city, but I don't go there much.
I'm still learning with the ark welder, but the more I weld the better I get.
I bought a nice inverter stick/TIG, I didn't get the cheapest, but I got the cheapest HF TIG welder I could find. I'm so impressed with the way it stick welds I've had no need for gas for TIG yet. With the digital amps display, I know that I have it on 70 Amps, or 62 Amps if that's what I need.
I got some 2mm rods, but now use good quality 2.5 Rods, as the 2's leave more slag than weld.
I do get a few slag intrusions, but reweld them. I feel that the stick welds I'm doing are much better/stronger than the welds I've got out of my PIG welder.
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