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Old 01-04-2007, 09:57 AM
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Based on some recent threads and discussions I have had with members. I think I can save some of you some money and possibly improve your wire quality.

I have secured a good source of welding wire, 70S-6 in 0.035” and 0.045” sizes. We are looking into other sizes such as 0.030”, 0.052”, and 0.062”. This is the same wire, Thermal Arc (Italian), that I am using and have discussed on here. I find it to be equal to Lincoln’s L-56 in short circuit, pulsed spray and spray welding applications. If you have MIG'd steel at my shop this is the wire you have used.

I need some information from you to see if this is feasible.

Your current or prospective…
1. Brand of wire.
2. Specification of wire (i.e. 70S-2, 70S-6, 80S-D2)
3. Price per pound or spool
4. Weight per spool (25#, 33#, 44#)
5. Your local sales tax rate (whether you pay it or not please)
6. Your shipping zip code, for shipping cost calculations.
If you do not want to post the information in this thread please PM me the information.

Below is an example of the cost analysis I am putting together.

Thank you for your assistance.

(Note: This is only for US members, I am not willing to deal with export right now. Also shipping to Alaska and Hawii is silly expensive, but those of you there know that already.)
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:21 AM
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Ok, I'll bite.

1) Pinnacle in .030
2) 70S-6
3) $1.25/#
4) 33#
5) 8.25%
6) 78163...but then you already knew that one.

FWIW, I just called in and got these numbers: Pinnacle S-6 in .035 = $1.03/# in 33# and S-6 in .045 = $1.12/# in 33#.( They don't sell much .045 it seems.)
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:49 PM
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lincoln 0.45
70s-6
should not say this but $0.00 friends in the right places :evil:
33#
9%
35592
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Old 01-04-2007, 11:39 PM
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lincoln 0.045
70s-6
should not say this but $0.00 friends in the right places :evil:
33#
9%
35592
Free is good but what is the going rate for selling it?
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Old 01-05-2007, 01:03 AM
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Wish I could participate, but anything bigger than a 5# spool bogs my machine down


I'll get back to ya after I get my new machine and get the bill on the first batch.
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:36 PM
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Bump is no one interested in wire???
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Old 01-07-2007, 12:40 PM
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interested but distance and a border make it impractical.
How is that finger Ron? Terry
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1. Brand of wire. Lincoln L-50
2. Specification of wire (i.e. 70S-2, 70S-6, 80S-D2) whatever L-50 is 70S-2 i think?
3. Price per pound or spool $1.71
4. Weight per spool (25#, 33#, 44#) 44# of .045
5. Your local sales tax rate (whether you pay it or not please) 6.00% me no pay
6. Your shipping zip code, for shipping cost calculations. 48413

i have seen Lincoln L-56 on eBay in 1000# spools in northern ohio for $200 and have seriously thought about making the drive. just worried i would find the wire to be rusty or tangled.
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:32 PM
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interested but distance and a border make it impractical.
How is that finger Ron? Terry
Yup the border is a *****, the finger is doing better, I pulled the stitches early they were pissing me off. I have pictures to post later. Thanks for asking.
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Old 01-08-2007, 11:15 AM
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I definately need help, the wk. before Xmas I was in a tight to get out 1200 pcs. afore the end of the yr., ran out of .030 so I zipped over to one of my usual WS'r where it seems it was bought out by Airgas. What an a$$kicker, had to pay $40.40 for 11# 70s-6 Radnor, or half of that for noname crap from my other supplier. I know that smaller quanities are higher but may have to go for larger spools. Since I'm only a hobby type, and ocasional production, corrosion would be a real concern, unless I were to rewind to smaller spools as I've seen done.
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