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24vdan

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« on: January 09, 2009, 22:40:18 PM »
As title, which wire do people find the best thickness welding sills, arches and general bodywork?

*edit* My welder is a SIP Migmate 150 Dual Purpose, running gas. *edit*
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009, 00:38:00 AM »
i've got 0.6 in my home welder it's fine for sheet, my work welder has 0.8 i use it for the heavy gauge stuff but it will still do thin sheet

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2009, 08:00:59 AM »
.8 in mine, although I only realised last year that the welder was set up for .8 but had been running .6 wire ( which explained some of it's lack of control. )

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 08:23:48 AM »
i use 0.6 mm for sheetmetal en metal to 4 mm, after that its 0.8.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2009, 15:09:28 PM »
yer, i'm running .6 at home too, it works nicer in the smaller home welders IMO

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2009, 17:04:13 PM »
I use 8, find it far better then 6

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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2009, 17:20:34 PM »
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I use 8, find it far better then 6

i bet your welder is considerably bigger than mine. LOL

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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2009, 21:13:06 PM »
Just added a note on my first post as to what welder it is, just incase it makes a differance.  

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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2009, 10:05:33 AM »
similar to mine, i'm on a cebora 130amp, it will use the 1.0 although the liner is only ment for .8, trouble is they can't work for long on the thicker wire and mine cut out and died for a while, was ok the day after, I've found using the 0.6 you get a more reliable welder and an adequate weld,

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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2009, 11:20:41 AM »
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I use 8, find it far better then 6

i bet your welder is considerably bigger than mine. LOL

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2009, 12:08:19 PM »

I use either 0.6 or 0.8 as I lend my welder out & everytime it comes back it has different wire on it  

I would say try either the above as some migs only work well with one size & also you may find it easier with a certain wire.

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2009, 19:00:59 PM »
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I use 8, find it far better then 6

i bet your welder is considerably bigger than mine. LOL

a bigger heavyer welders isn't always beter, for welding sheetmetal i use (don't laugh) a 120 amp toledo mig welder, witch was the cheapest welder i could find back in 1988. except from a broken earth cable and its normale mantance, it never broke. i can't say that from my bigger and far more expencive electro beckum welder, whitch is back in the repair shop after smoke came out off it (3e time in a year) but the 21 year old one keeps on going. and because the old one is a very light welder its perfect for sheetmetal up to 4mm.
« Last Edit: January 13, 2009, 19:04:44 PM by capri v8 driver »
greetz Paul.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2009, 10:48:05 AM »
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I use 8, find it far better then 6

i bet your welder is considerably bigger than mine. LOL

a bigger heavyer welders isn't always beter, for welding sheetmetal i use (don't laugh) a 120 amp toledo mig welder, witch was the cheapest welder i could find back in 1988. except from a broken earth cable and its normale mantance, it never broke. i can't say that from my bigger and far more expencive electro beckum welder, whitch is back in the repair shop after smoke came out off it (3e time in a year) but the 21 year old one keeps on going. and because the old one is a very light welder its perfect for sheetmetal up to 4mm.

each tool has a purpose, i think tho you need a 170 cooled for reliable everyday welding, these are settable to weld the thin stuff with out any drama. i feel my Snap- on (or rebadged cebora) 130 works better with .6 but isn'y up to heavy (all day ) use.

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2009, 20:58:30 PM »
ok the next thing is what gas do you all use


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« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2009, 00:39:43 AM »
I use 0.6 on my old welder and co2 gas, and 0.8 on the big one and argosheild gas. still toying about a new ac/dc tig though, IF I can find the dosh!!
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« Reply #15 on: January 15, 2009, 03:55:09 AM »
depending on what to weld, 70/30 argon/co2 or pure argon
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