I didn't know that about 110V machines. My welder is 110 and I make perfect 
butt welds on sheet metal but now I'm interested in trying a 220 machine.

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> On Jun 6, 2015, at 2:06 PM, G Mann via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> I don't recall you saying. Is the welder you got 110 volt.. or 220 volt?
> 
> You will find 110 volt wire feeds struggle to hold a stable arc thus have
> larger variation in the weld puddle temp and size.. With experience, the
> welder can adjust his handling of the weld to compensate.. some.. but he
> will always be "behind the curve" a little.
> 
> On thicker material, it won't be so apparent.. as you go to thin sheet
> metal that "lead / lag" in arc stability and weld puddle temp becomes more
> critical..
> 
> Yes, you can blame it on "the machine" in that instance. It will preform
> more acceptably using the spot weld tecnique than trying to run a continous
> bead because the shorter heat cycle will be more within it's capabilities.
> 
> Adapt and Overcome...
> On Sat, Jun 6, 2015 at 9:53 AM, clay via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
> wrote:
> 
>> If I can make welds that look and perform well enough with this garbage
>> unit, I will move up to a real gas shielded product for future projects.
>> If I can not keep from producing crap, I will give up on welding, having
>> invested little in the attempt
>> 
>> clay
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jun 5, 2015, at 3:28 PM, Dimitri via Mercedes wrote:
>>> 
>>> Unless you use shielding gas you will be unhappy with your results. I
>> promise!
>>> 
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>>>> On Jun 5, 2015, at 4:33 PM, clay via Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> The wire is garbage, but it came free with the welder. May as well burn
>> through it.
>>>> 
>>>> setting up feed speed is hit and miss for now.  It does not want to
>> feed as slowly as the graph inside says I need it.  There are two amperage
>> speeds.  Lots and not that much.  I could not get much speed or heat to get
>> a good bead
>>>> 
>>>> clay
>>>> 
>>>> On Jun 5, 2015, at 1:12 PM, fmiser via Mercedes wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>>> clay wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I could not get a decent bead using the PC carcasses and was
>>>>>> getting a bunch of blow through.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Thin sheet metal and gasless wirefeed is pretty tough.  Set
>>>>> the wire feed and amperage low.  And get some good wire.  The
>>>>> HF wire is junk.
>>>>> 
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