I'm rather new to this, what size should I use? Do I need different rod for 1/8", 3/16", 1/4"?
Is that specific welder a good pick for what I want though Bob? To have that strength at a price of $350 it seems perfect. Thanks for the help throughout this thread by the way, you've been a major help.
Just a curious side question, would that welder be able to weld sheet metal? I don't plan on doing that but I am just wondering.
Sorry, just saw this.
The 3/32, 1/8, and 1/4 are rod sizes. You want 3/32" and some 1/8".
Your welder is a AC only "buzz" box. Get the 7018AC (make sure it says AC on it) and also get some 6011 rod. The 6011 is a great all around rod that penetrates good. The 7018AC has a better looking weld and a stronger bead, but it does not penetrate like the 6011.
And yes, with some practice you can weld sheet metal. Once you get thinner than 16 gauge it gets hard though.
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