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PostPosted: Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:03 pm    Post subject: Welding question-MIG Reply with quote

Hey guys, just wondered what size wire you guys are using while doing you sheet metal body work etc? Paul, Dave,Greg or Andrew etc? Also what does it say on the roll? ER70S-R or something?
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

0.030 MIG welding wire with shielding gas. ER70S-R is correct for the wire.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ask for S6.....lease the big bottle for 60 bucks/yr and you won't have to piss around with a bought bottle waiting for a fill and more cost. Go with the Gold mix which has more argon and you'll push smoother welds with less spatter..........what happened with your new tig and hi-freq? or you just saving that for Aluminum. If you can handle the big wire rolls I have .030 I won't be using
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the .023 wire for thin ass body metal it doesnt like to be pushed through long whips tho
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what i was told by an old pro for sheet metal work is to use .023 but only use the 1 pound rolls for smoother feed and weld,less drag on feed rollers. not the 11 lbs rolls or larger. seems to be better i found.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sheet metal and up to 1/8" for brackets etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

for (1/8") 11 gauge you could weld with 0.030 however 0.035 would probably be better for getting the penetration. I have welded 1/8" for my dollies and it requires a slow wire speed and high amperage, take you time to get the penetration.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I rock 030 all day long. It keeps me happy.

I wouldn't go any thicker fatter with your welder. It's will just cause you greif.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.023 with a shielding gas works best Blue shield ect. Any bigger wire and it gets hard with sheet metal this works well up to 1/8 inch and can tack for heaver plate up to 1/4
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wire that came with it was ER 50-6 .6mm (.024).

I'm wondering what the diff is between ER50-6 and the ER70S-R ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are one and the same ER50-6 is Chinese standard and AWS ER70S-6 is Int' standard...it's all forking S6 so pull the trigger already
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haywirebutton wrote:
they are one and the same ER50-6 is Chinese standard and AWS ER70S-6 is Int' standard...it's all forking S6 so pull the trigger already
Cool save me buying the ER70S, thanks! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.030 with 75% argon

I've used .035 on sheet metal. And .025/.023

I like the 30 best
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm looking at getting a welder - any advice? Brands, types etc? For replacing some panels on my wife's 78 Van ... cheers!
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