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Old 02-20-2013, 01:58 PM
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Pictures of the bad welds will do wonders here.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:23 PM
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80 AMP max plus rods not stored properly would be my guess..
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:12 PM
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80 AMP max plus rods not stored properly would be my guess..
nah, couldn't be he knows better...





sorry my sarcasm is dripping again...
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:55 PM
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If you have a powerful mig welder, why are you messing around with the little toy stick welder? You'll most likely never get acceptable welds from it.
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I realize you have the stick welder.. But if you have a nice MIG welder why use stick?
Because the mig welder is not really mine but my brothers and it is not portable.It is pretty big and VERY heavy.From the 80s and still working like it was made yesterday.

So i mostly use the portable because i want to have my own welder and because simply...its portable and works on 220 volts and the MIG works on 380 and i dont have a 380 current in the house.This one i can take anywhere.

I use both.Sometimes the MIG and sometimes the STICK.Depending on the project and type of metal.

For the little things stick is pretty good.I have tested it.Its just these electrodes i feel are the problem.

We all have to start from somewhere.I need more experience with the stick welder.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:57 PM
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...The device welds some types of metal well but others the welding spot just brakes....
Did I miss it, or have we verified we are welding steel to steel?
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:45 PM
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Wiseguy,
If you believe that electrodes are the problem, why not get some new ones and see if the problems go away.

If not take Shades advise, He knows what he's talking about
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:07 PM
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6013 needs about 90amps using 3/32 rod. 1/8 about 120amps. Laying in a damp basement for two years, isn't good either. Get some more 3/32, and you might be successful with your 80amps, if you are welding thin material.
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Old 02-21-2013, 01:11 AM
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Since the conversation began "inventions" were mentioned. There's a really complex "invention" called a dry box that's been around for 130 or so years. It's main component is a 100 watt light bulb.Research carefully.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:13 AM
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Thank you digger doug,moe1942,MAC,tenfingers,Soapy,and Tilarian you need to learn some manners.Envy is not becoming.

The amount of research i do before purchase is proportional to the amount money i intend invest in it.

That is the reason why i did not research it thourugly.

And because welding doesnt interest me that much.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:08 AM
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Thank you digger doug,moe1942,MAC,tenfingers,Soapy,and Tilarian you need to learn some manners.Envy is not becoming.

The amount of research i do before purchase is proportional to the amount money i intend invest in it.

That is the reason why i did not research it thourugly.

And because welding doesnt interest me that much.
If I read you right, you thought I was somehow making fun ?

Gee, here I thought maybe , just maybe I was trying to help......
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