I also have a Lincoln Mig with a gas setup and got the same problems as the
poster who said he got spatter, etc. I was in the garage with zero wind -
but after reading more I think it may have had too much wire exposed - so
I'll try it with less next chance I get.
But the flux wire sounds interesting -- but I still plan to learn to do it
the proper way -
But the frustration of knowing what a good MIG bead looks like only to have
little beads on the surface with zero penetration is a PITA!
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- Original Message -
From: Jim Cathey [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Mercedes mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, November 25, 2005 5:58 PM
Subject: Re: [MBZ] O/T Mig Welding
All I got from the Mig was splatter, really looked like crap. I left
it in a corner.
Something was wrong then, when it's working right (the old sizzling
bacon deal) the welds come out very clean with gas. Was it windy out?
Both those units claim to be able to use flux core wire. Are the
benefits of using gas worth the extra hassle?
You want the ability to use gas, and will absolutely need it if you
ever want to be able to weld aluminum with it. (Argon is the shielding
gas for that.)
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