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Old 01-30-2020, 11:24 PM
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The problem with welding wood is you have to run high amps because that's what those birch dowels need to start an arc.
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:15 AM
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10000 volts on the stinger helps as well
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I’ve personally never seen a small welder, transformer or inverter, that would not run 6011, lots of them have problems running 6010. There are probably some out there that do have issues, but I’ve never seen one. I’ve used scads of smaller welders and never had an issue running the Airco/Murex/Lincoln E6011C.
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The problem with welding wood is you have to run high amps because that's what those birch dowels need to start an arc.
Birch, damn kid, the best all purpose wood rod is mahogany or teak, Birch!! <sigh>
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Birch, damn kid, the best all purpose wood rod is mahogany or teak, Birch!! <sigh>
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Old 01-31-2020, 01:26 PM
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I will probably try to get some 1lb packs off amazon to experiment with.
A local welding store might have small amounts for sale also..

I am just going to order some stuff from Zoro, because I have 5 inverters to test them in..Two of them are 120 volt only units.. Those will always be the most finicky overall.Although like stated above, all work with 6011 rod well.
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This
https://www.everlastgenerators.com/p...wer-i-tig-200t

is my "green" machine, does NOT have a separate 6010 port like most inverters I've seen that claim to run 6010, and as yet i've not run any 6010 with it to verify; DOES run 6011 fine, also 6013, 7014, 7018...

Since I spent several years as a video tech, I figgered I needed a GREEN machine to balance out the blue and red ones (DD, I know YOU got that )

Seriously tho, the little greeny has so far really impressed me - weighs less than the welding leads, and (unlike my old 300# copper wound 250 amp machine) only makes me strike off ONCE - makes me think I still actually know how to use a stick machine after about a decade of MIG only ... Steve

Matt, my LWS still has a scale in the back and keeps open boxes of all but 7018, will sell to me by the stick and charge accordingly. These days, you may not be so lucky but might be worth asking...
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https://www.everlastgenerators.com/p...wer-i-tig-200t

is my "green" machine, does NOT have a separate 6010 port like most inverters I've seen that claim to run 6010, and as yet i've not run any 6010 with it to verify; DOES run 6011 fine, also 6013, 7014, 7018...

Since I spent several years as a video tech, I figgered I needed a GREEN machine to balance out the blue and red ones (DD, I know YOU got that )

Seriously tho, the little greeny has so far really impressed me - weighs less than the welding leads, and (unlike my old 300# copper wound 250 amp machine) only makes me strike off ONCE - makes me think I still actually know how to use a stick machine after about a decade of MIG only ... Steve

Matt, my LWS still has a scale in the back and keeps open boxes of all but 7018, will sell to me by the stick and charge accordingly. These days, you may not be so lucky but might be worth asking...


Thanks for the feedback on the Everlastwelder. Someday I want to get an inverter welder. Was in Harbor Freight the other day and was looking over the Vulcan 3in one welder. Looks real similar for about $200 more and add mig capabilities. I did notice that the wire drive feed box was metal, and not plastic like my SP100 Lincoln mig machine.

Now if several would chime in how they are happy with the Vulcan welders, I might pull the trigger on one sometime.


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I do have to swap a tank or two in the near future, so I will try and see what the LWS has. They have been hit and miss for me as far as what is in stock and what has to be ordered, but I haven't tried to buy rod there before.
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