Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Millen Area,Georgia
1/2" to 3/4"..fluxcore likes to have a longer stick out then MIG generaly does.
Experiment with the stick out and wire speed settings,If your wire speed is off,it will also cause a lot of spatter,if the wire speed is too slow,it'll spatter all over the place because it is arcing long outside of the puddle,plus only leave a surface fusion at most instead of a good burn in and penetration into the base metal.
If it's too fast it'll actualy cause a cold burn because it's trying to arc inside the puddle,and that will cause it to spit and sputter and ;eave a lot of spatter too.
Every machine runs a lil different,depending mostly on the power source to the machine,short/long extension cords,the longer it is,the less actual amperage your machine will have,different filler wires will also run different from brand to brand and size to size and type to type.
There is no real exact speed,heat settings..stick outs..etc as an all for one setting,you have to use some scrap to get your machine set in that "sweet spot" according the variations of the power source,wire type and what you are welding.
Get a bunch of scrap and don't be scared to try a bunch of different variations to find that sweet spot and best technique for the machine
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