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Flux core welder

Merv

Well-known member
#2
I’ve got a small Lincoln welder, runs off of 120v, works great. I use it for simple repairs. It’s capable of more if I were a better at welding.
 

Bricks

Well-known member
#5
You say metal plane how thick is the metal going to be if 16th thick going to be awfully tough to do if thicker there is not a ton of difference in Flux Core welders mostly the duration of the weld before letting the welder cool down. Argon shielded welders give a much cleaner weld ( less spatter and clean up ) and easier to use unless out in the wind. The one I purchased has the option to add the argon if I so desired.
 

Bricks

Well-known member
#7
I hate flux core welding, worse then brazing to galvanized steel :D:D
When I was younger was building a boat trailer from galvanized pipe arc welding in the winter time in a closed garage woke up the next morning thought I was going to die could hardly breath. Back then never heard of galvanized poisoning but I learned the hard way of what it was.
 

Wildthing

Well-known member
#9
I basically hate flux core welding, it is like brazing to galvanized metal ;) . if anything make sure it has the option to hook up a tank so you can use standard wire with Argon or mig mix gas, much cleaner welds.