- That’s it, I’m retiring from….
…welding. I’m never going to do a better weld than this – may as well quit while I’m ahead 🙂
Just playing around on some scrap with my £50 arc welder in readiness for welding a little toy together. Usually my welds are really **** ugly but manage somehow to hold together, but this one almost looks right!!Posted 8 months agoInbred456Member
We had a good fab shop where I used to work. One way of winding up the welders was to say that welding was just like hot icing. If you could draw a line with a pencil you could mig weld. Stick welding is all together more difficult to get right. That looks decent, good job.Posted 8 months ago
If you could draw a line with a pencil you could mig weld.
That’s what I heard also! I think MIG is easier but a machine to stick thicker stuff (I’m mostly dealing with 5-6mm) is pretty expensive – then you need the gas, clean wire etc.
Stick is a lot cheaper, good for thicker stuff and I believe can handle rougher metal.
@ everyone…. I only gave it a quick brush as it’s only a test piece and I was more interested in speed, stick angle and amps. But you’re dead right, good prep is important.Posted 8 months ago
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