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  • New to MIG Welding

    Hi...
    I am new to MIG welding. Can you share some tips to perform MIG welding?

  • #2
    Start here:

    http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/

    Jody has some very good info and videos.

    Gregg
    Handler 210MVP
    Stickmate 210i

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Badbmwbrad
      Hold the torch tip as close as you can to the work piece and maintain it as close as possible during the welding. Likewise, maintain the weld wire's stick-out distance (between contact tip and work piece) as short as possible.
      This is complete garbage!

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Badbmwbrad
        Hold the torch tip as close as you can to the work piece and maintain it as close as possible during the welding. Likewise, maintain the weld wire's stick-out distance (between contact tip and work piece) as short as possible.
        Everything I have ever read/seem contradicts most of this statement.... Stick out (distance from contact tip to workpiece) should be minimal 1/4 inch (3/8 or bit more may be better).... But maintaining the distance throughout weld is critical for "heat" control...

        Dale
        Lives his life vicariously through his own self.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Badbmwbrad
          Hold the torch tip as close as you can to the work piece and maintain it as close as possible during the welding. Likewise, maintain the weld wire's stick-out distance (between contact tip and work piece) as short as possible.
          I don't agree with this at all.

          I have been welding since the late 80's and each time I read something from Jody's website I learn something new. Welding tips and tricks rocks. Thanks Jody.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Badbmwbrad
            Hold the torch tip as close as you can to the work piece and maintain it as close as possible during the welding. Likewise, maintain the weld wire's stick-out distance (between contact tip and work piece) as short as possible.
            Um, er, nope.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Badbmwbrad
              Hold the torch tip as close as you can to the work piece and maintain it as close as possible during the welding. Likewise, maintain the weld wire's stick-out distance (between contact tip and work piece) as short as possible.
              Has anyone mentioned this is bad advice?
              "He who is without oil shall throw the first rod."
              Compressions 9.7:1

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nipper View Post

                Has anyone mentioned this is bad advice?
                I thought "complete garbage" was better!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Northweldor View Post

                  I thought "complete garbage" was better!
                  He could have said "Press the torch tip firmly to the work piece......"
                  "He who is without oil shall throw the first rod."
                  Compressions 9.7:1

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