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Old 01-03-2014, 11:23 PM
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Done with 7018 rods. Not as pretty as a wire welder but much easier to use outside.



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Old 01-04-2014, 12:12 AM
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LOL....7018 = tons of slag....not a big deal unless you're welding overhead, LMAO....good looking stick welds, though
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Originally Posted by roninofako View Post
LOL....7018 = tons of slag....not a big deal unless you're welding overhead, LMAO....good looking stick welds, though
Don't have a choice, we have to use em'. And thanks.
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Originally Posted by Flowpro View Post
Done with 7018 rods. Not as pretty as a wire welder but much easier to use outside.


7018 is ****. In the right hands much nicer looking than a mig weld.
6010 is not pretty...
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It's pretty common knowledge that my welds generally always look like **** and require lots of 36 grit flap discs. lol

I blame that on my fidgety hands and flux core wire.

Hobart Handler 140, .30 Flux core. (Small shop and usually have to weld outside with no cart so I'm not lugging a tank everywhere.)

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and just because I happen to have a picture of it...

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:23 AM
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Lowrange, I work a fab shop with some AMAZING welders. I have been welding for LONG time and I can tell you to make GREAT looking welds takes a lot of time. Yours look really good. I would be proud of those welds. One thing I have learned is cutting your weld in half to see how bad it is contaminated. When I started working there I thought I was a decent welder but one of the old welders took one of my welds and cut it in half and WOW that was an eye opener.
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Guess I'll post up what I've done with my little Lincoln SP125 Plus (older little MIG welder.) Used flux core for most everything except the floor pans. Done everything from 18 gauge floor pans to 1/4" bumpers.





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Originally Posted by 94XjSport94 View Post
I've got everything else other than the machine. I'll probably go Hobart 140.
Thats what i got but just have to find the time to get out there and practise...its hard with a wife and two kids..plus 19 degree weather here in ga..cool thread ..mabee it will motivate me to get out there and burn.
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Originally Posted by Lowrange2 View Post
It's pretty common knowledge that my welds generally always look like **** and require lots of 36 grit flap discs. lol

I blame that on my fidgety hands and flux core wire.

Hobart Handler 140, .30 Flux core. (Small shop and usually have to weld outside with no cart so I'm not lugging a tank everywhere.)

and just because I happen to have a picture of it...
Cool im glad alot of you guys are using this mig.ill be using flux core also..heres mine

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I welded this guy up with a lincoln 225 tombstone stick.

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Originally Posted by HS00XJ View Post
Cool im glad alot of you guys are using this mig.ill be using flux core also..heres mine

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That's what I have at home as well. Picked it up used with a full bottle, cart and misc spools of wire. No complaints here.
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Nice bumper. I'm going to be building a rear one soon ish. Don't know if I want a tire carrier or not.
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Originally Posted by 94XjSport94 View Post
I've got everything else other than the machine. I'll probably go Hobart 140.
Go on amazon they've got a reconditioned 140 that's usually about $200 cheaper than new. It's usually out of stock but pops up now and again. I'll be buying it pretty soon

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I built this with my millermatic 211 and a miller diversion 180



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Originally Posted by 94XjSport94 View Post
Nice bumper. I'm going to be building a rear one soon ish. Don't know if I want a tire carrier or not.
I need to start my front..i kinda dont like the tire carriers..i get in the back of the jeep over ten times a day..it seems like it would be in the way plus I don't have a matching spare. that reminds me I gotta get new struts for the hatch.lol
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