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Old February 23rd, 2018, 02:17 PM   #6
Humbug53
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Default Re: Welding tutorial

The last welder I got was previously owned. Made the worst welds ever. So, I take a look-see. Solid carbon steel wire, nonsheilded tip, straight CO2, and reversed polarity. That's pretty much 4/4 things I switched. But after fixing the polarity, getting a tank of 72/25, a roll of mild steel wire and a shielding tip, it was 75% better. Turns out that cheap wire from Menards, despite being the "type" of wire I wanted, still falls into the "get-whatcha-pay-for" category.
In a nutshell, even if everything is "right," if your welds still look sub-par, before you blame your abilities, it may be something as simple as the brand of wire
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