Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
lookin good for a newbie! looks like you just need to slow your travel speed a little bit, hold your hand very steady a just slowly DRAG your puddle with NO manipulation. manipulation with flux core can easily cause slag pockets (inclusions), its even easier to get slag inclusions when manipulating with 110v, simply because you dont always have enough heat to get the slag to "float" to the top of the puddle while its in molten form. Manipulation is usually not necessary with ANY electric welding process, usually only "needed" when welding out of position (vertical or overhead), and to fill in joints with poor fit-up.
get your 220V going, and try welding with some solid wire and gas (25% CO2 75% AR works best for most applications). when welding with solid wire, just push your weld, no manipulation "needed"... however, most people like to do small circles, Z weave, or a C pattern.
98 XJ- 4.0L, NP231, AW4, chryco 8.25, 4.5" mid arm 3-link, 285/75 Herc terra tracs on moabs, V8 ZJ tie rod, fabbed bumpers...