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Old 08-26-2017, 08:01 PM
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I was wondering....Would I have committed the unpardonable sin if I had bought an El Cheapo Deluxe Mig Welder?

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Did you pay retail or half of wholesale price?
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Did you pay retail or half of wholesale price?
Not sure. It was refurbished and I paid $99.99 plus shipping for it.

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I know it's not the best in the world, but with that said I wanted something now that I could weld up thin metal. I do know it's better than what Harbor Freight sells. I can get parts and support for it from Northern Tool.

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Why would you do this ?

Your posted pictures show your stick welding is not really improving, you
have basic problems seeing the weld, and manipulating the rod.

MIG welding will do nothing to improve bad technique.

You can answer me by posting all of your ill's and handicaps, and how they
cause these problems, but the fact remains, your not seeing the arc,
the puddle, and what to do to fix it.

You keep asking about various weave patterns, but in real life, you
do whatever is needed to get the weld where you need it,
modifying the weave pattern "on the fly" by what you see under the helmet,
as you are welding.
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Why would you do this ?

Your posted pictures show your stick welding is not really improving, you
have basic problems seeing the weld, and manipulating the rod.

MIG welding will do nothing to improve bad technique.

You can answer me by posting all of your ill's and handicaps, and how they
cause these problems, but the fact remains, your not seeing the arc,
the puddle, and what to do to fix it.

You keep asking about various weave patterns, but in real life, you
do whatever is needed to get the weld where you need it,
modifying the weave pattern "on the fly" by what you see under the helmet,
as you are welding.
I apologize. It was not my intentions to cause a firestorm. You are correct. It's obvious that I am not looking at the puddle and such things. As far as my "ills and handicaps" go, I have learned to live with them. As far as buy the mig it is because I want to weld thin steel, steel that is to thin for my stick welder(s). If I have offended you in any way Digger Doug, I ask you to forgive me.

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Old 08-26-2017, 09:53 PM
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Best thing I have done to see the puddle was when my employer said no more photo grays you guys are printing light and don't realize it.
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Best thing I have done to see the puddle was when my employer said no more photo grays you guys are printing light and don't realize it.
Please forgive me, but I am not sure I follow you.

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This thread has morphed from a mig welder to a smack down to printing light. What will ensue next? lol

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Looks to me like you bought a flux core welder not a mig welder.
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