Bought a new Hobart 140 mig welder
Posted April 17, 2010 - 08:23 PM
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Posted April 18, 2010 - 11:02 AM
Using gas gives clean welds, and supposedly better penetration, but I use strictly flux core wire. Too much hassle with gas, plus wind doesn't affect flux core. Yep, you're gonna love that Hobart!
I haven't used mine or one with gas enough to know, funny thing is I heard welds were smother and better penetration with flux core, but thinking about it, that doesn't sem right. Anyway I love mine, I think I'll go out and practice a little
Posted April 18, 2010 - 08:47 PM
Posted April 18, 2010 - 09:45 PM
I welded with the flux core wire today. I use a wire feed at work but have always had solid wire with gas. I welded on some scrap pieces today and it worked quite well. There was probably more smoke than I am used to when using the gas and solid wire but the weld came out good and was still alot cleaner than when I use the stick welder.
I really splurged when I bought this welder and also bought an auto darkening helmet. I like this new toy also. It has variable darkness settings from 9 to 13.
Overall I think I am really going to like this welder for my projects.
Now to find the next tool on my want list, a milling machine to go with my lathe.
Posted April 18, 2010 - 10:08 PM
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