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Posted March 04, 2010 - 10:07 PM

I started by hooking up a new receptacle for my welder, but I ended up re-wiring the whole circuit with heavier wire and breaker.
I tested the circuit with my compressor, it worked great. Now to test my (new to me) welder.
The spool works, check.. the gas works, check. Now a test weld.
Not too bad considering it the very first time I have used the welder and I have no idea were to adjust the settings. Also, this weld was done with straight Argon.

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Posted March 04, 2010 - 10:17 PM

Good stuff

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Posted March 04, 2010 - 11:00 PM

Yea, looks good. If that is 1/4 inch plate, I think 200-210 inches per minute and 18-18.5 volts would be right. The welder should have a chart in it somewhere for these settings.

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Posted March 05, 2010 - 05:35 AM

A-one .:thumbs:

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Posted March 05, 2010 - 10:08 AM

Yea, looks good. If that is 1/4 inch plate, I think 200-210 inches per minute and 18-18.5 volts would be right. The welder should have a chart in it somewhere for these settings.


Yes, the welder has a chart on the inside panel. I knew that the heat setting was too low before I even started. I was just laying a test bead, so I did not need great penetration. I just want to make sure it worked okay.
I also wanted to see how the 100% argon would do, I have always used a 80/20 mix in the past.

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Posted March 05, 2010 - 10:20 AM

Looks like it is going to work out perfect for ya and definitely worth what ya paid. I would love to have a bigger welder but I don't think I can really justify enough welding to warrant a larger welder.

Good job though :thumbs:

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Posted March 05, 2010 - 10:25 AM

From what I understand, with straight argon on steel, the bead will be a tad taller as penetration is slightly less. Requires welding a bit higher on amperage to compensate. Your weld looks GREAT to me! :thumbs:




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