LAC welders

Eric Sanborn eric_audi.ql at
Fri Apr 23 18:12:49 EDT 2004

millertyme wrote:

>You can only weld stainless with pure argon.  There is no flux cored
>wire for that, that I have seen.  If there is, please let me know where
>to get it. 
All I have is gas welders so sadly I would not know.  I actually usually 
use the TIG for stainless, but I recently got wire for the MIG because 
it is faster.  Having to sort out gas blends can be annoying.  I 
generally have pure argon, but I think we mild steel it is not as idea 
(and more expensive)  than some of the blends.

> Also, a buddy of mine just tried to weld aluminum, (pure
>argon again), and the trouble was that the wire is too soft, and it
>kinks in the whip of the welder.  
I had not thought of that.  I would be concerned anyway with MIG due to 
the lack of high frequency start to clear the oxides.

Have you used the solid core for mild steel?  How does it work?  I guess 
you have flux you have to chip off like with a stick?

Eric Sanborn
'85 4ktq

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