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#16 LilysDad OFFLINE  


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Posted June 17, 2014 - 12:16 PM

When my job switched from stick, they got a Hobart stick and wire combo machine. The wire didn't work well. It would stick, short inside the tip, snarl up. I think they cut off more wire than they used. I let others fool with it. I continued to use the stick.

Edited by LilysDad, June 17, 2014 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted June 18, 2014 - 06:38 AM

I wish! I don't have much experience with wire, only stick. It would have to be 110v and you don't get much in that.

I have a Lincoln 110V wire feed that I bought 20 years ago.  It does 90% of the welding jobs I need... It'll weld up to 1/4" just fine and will weld thicker if the metal is preheated.  I use flux-cored .035 wire--it leaves some slag, (though not as bad as stick welder), but gives better penetration than solid wire with gas.





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