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Unread 02-01-2011, 01:48 PM   #1
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mig welding instruction

I have been welding for a few years now,usually just small projects and things here are there for friends.I am welding with a millermatic 180 and .035 wire and a bottle.I am wanting to learn how to make my welds look better than they do now.i know practice practice practice but it seems that my welds all stay around the same for the last year.I don't have the time to take the local tech class,so i was wondering if there were some links online to help me out or anything you can suggest to me.i will post up a few of my welds later tonight after i get home form the shop.Thanks see you all later.

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Unread 02-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #2
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Are you able to see the puddle clearly?
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Unread 02-01-2011, 02:07 PM   #3
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Here are a few things that generally work for me.

Basic tips to pretty looking welds....

1. Clean nozzle
2. Correct wire speed and heat
3. Pay attention to your travel speed by observing the puddle.
4. Ensure your stick out does not exceed 1/4" if possible.

Now, to get pretty looking beads I use a variety of "standard" methods to include the following...

1. The "pull / push" technique. Use the pull motion and every 1/4" or so give it a little push.
2. Little circles
3. Make little cursive c's

I often change things up as I am welding to try new things. For the smaller stuff, I really like the pull / push technique. You get really pretty welds.
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