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post #31 of 38 Old 08-08-2011, 04:14 AM
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My last welder was a MM175, I really like this machine.

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post #32 of 38 Old 08-16-2011, 11:05 AM
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Mig has lots of splatter? Really? As you can see in this pict the burn has not been removed and it is a fresh bead. There has been no spray applied either.
I get this kind of bead pretty regularly with my mig, I do get a buck shot or two every now an again but not often.

are you using gas or just wire? i'm looking at getting a welder soon and can't decide stick or mig. the bottle would have to wait until additional funding could be procured.

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post #33 of 38 Old 08-16-2011, 08:17 PM
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Looks like there are some excellent welders here, maybe you guys could help figure out why I always have so much buckshot on my welds.
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post #34 of 38 Old 08-17-2011, 07:36 PM
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Looks like there are some excellent welders here, maybe you guys could help figure out why I always have so much buckshot on my welds.
How far are you holding the tip of the gun from the piece your welding? You want to hear bacon cooking while your welding mmmmmm bacon.... back on track, If your using MIG outdoors, maybe you should think about getting something to shield you in while your welding, wind will disrupt the gas flow..

If your using a Stick welder or Flux... yea, its going to be splatter city.. deal with it. The grinder is definitely your friend!

Get some metal and practice, I've been welding for 3 years now, Ive done everything from TIG welding aluminum battery boxes on trucks, to flux core welding exhaust manifolds that were leaking. And I'm still learning every time I get behind the trigger

Check the tips page for miller, good info here.
http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...tips/MIG_tips/
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post #35 of 38 Old 08-17-2011, 07:42 PM
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Looks like there are some excellent welders here, maybe you guys could help figure out why I always have so much buckshot on my welds.
My MM175 had a lot of splatter no matter what I did, I use the same brand & roll of wire on my Hobart 230 and I used the same gas bottle and there was an immediate difference between the two.

My conclusion was not all welders are created equal.

Not saying it's the welder but it could be, especially if you have tried everything under the sun to correct the problem.
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if you are still using the original wire that came with the HF 90amp then you will keep getting ugly welds till you change it. That wire that comes with it is worthless! Get some new wire and you will notice a huge improvement in splatter and bead quality.
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post #37 of 38 Old 08-18-2011, 11:08 AM
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My MM175 had a lot of splatter no matter what I did, I use the same brand & roll of wire on my Hobart 230 and I used the same gas bottle and there was an immediate difference between the two.

My conclusion was not all welders are created equal.

Not saying it's the welder but it could be, especially if you have tried everything under the sun to correct the problem.
This is very true, I got a chance to mess around on a neighbors Lincoln 220v mig with basically the same settings as me. 75/25 gas, with hobart .30 wire and the arc quality on my hobart is so much nicer!
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thats some good welding! also thin metal do a start stop teqnique. it works for me keeps the heat from building up. also thin its good to lower voltage and up the wire speed
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