The only time welders wear pants with a cuff is the first day on the job.

Any questions?  haha..

Wire feed welders should not make a lot of slag if set correctly. If it is
a flux core wire welder, it will make slag, if it is a gas envelope welder,
hardly any sparks.. much nicer welds also. Worth the extra money in my

Key element is getting the wire speed and heat setting correct for the
thickness of metal you are welding.. play with them until you can lay down
a nice even weld with good penetration but no burn through. Speed of the
weld pass is the "human factor" that has to come with practice.

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 12:22 PM, Randy Bennell via Mercedes <> wrote:

> My brother-in-law had the hot slag in the boot issue one time. Just
> putting the pantleg over the boot does not prevent the problem if the slag
> burns through the pantleg which is what happened with him.
> Either lace up the top of the boot so it cannot get into the boot or else
> loosen the boot so that you can easily kick it off.
> He was welding an exhaust under a car on a hoist and he is quite tall so
> he was bent a bit at the knees. The slag dropped onto his leg, burned a
> hole through his pants and then fell into his boot top. He of course, shook
> his let and the slag went deeper into his boot and burned his foot before
> he could get his boot off. He was off work for several days. He learned a
> good lesson as that must be close to 20 years ago and he has not had it
> happen since that I know of.
> RB
> On 05/06/2015 2:10 PM, Gerry Archer via Mercedes wrote:
>> Didn't someone (Curt?) say tht HF wire was no good and we must buy good
>> wire from a regular welding supply dealer?
>> Also, he should be sure pants legs go down over shoe or boot tops. A drop
>> of liquid steel down in the shoe is a common event that can cause wild
>> dancing and serious burns. Don't ask me how I know.
>> Gerry
>> Randy Bennell wrote:
>>  Nomex underwear is required for the racetrack anyway so you may as well
>>> get it now!
>>> RB
>>> On 05/06/2015 1:28 PM, clay via Mercedes wrote:
>>>> I hit the HF tool sale and got myself a low end gasless MIG welder to
>>>> learn on.  Wire feed and the cheapo auto darkening mask.  I read the
>>>> instructions to see what this thing can do.  Those instructions are big on
>>>> safety, but not on actually how to run the rig.
>>>> I went to the hardware store to get a hardi panel so I could have a
>>>> welding table.  There were too many metal or wooden tables for me to use,
>>>> but the manual was pretty adamant that I have concrete to set things on.
>>>> So far it works fairly well.
>>>> I have a few old computer cases that donated their covers for the day I
>>>> am versed in welding enough to repair the floors in the 300D.  Today, I
>>>> learned that I need a hat to keep the slag from jumping onto the back of my
>>>> head.  I could not get a decent bead using the PC carcasses and was getting
>>>> a bunch of blow through.  I moved up to old brake rotors and was able to
>>>> get a decent enough bead, but it still looks like crap.   Sun was out and
>>>> after 40 minutes or getting a hang for the machine, I had to head inside.
>>>> I will be looking for a better set of welding wear so I can keep from
>>>> setting myself on fire.
>>>> clay
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