Attempted welds

  1. Matt2223 Member

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    hi guys ive been having a play with my sigen mini mig 130. Can anyone give me some advice on improving these welds
     
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  2. Bigjoe Moved to the country!

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    They dont look too bad to start,you might find it a bit easier to get some thicker material and slow your travel speed down a bit,but not a bad start
     
  3. Wallace

    Wallace Member

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    Steady your welding hand and torch with your other hand whilst running the bead.
     
  4. Hillvue

    Hillvue New Member

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    Bloody good start, don't be afraid to play around with your machine settings. Practice is everything when I was doing my apprenticeship my service manager made me do 1/2hr per day of welding after work for the first year. I'm thanking him now (not at the time)
     
  5. Matt2223 Member

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    Thanks for the positive reply’s. I tried on what I’ve got which is 1.2 mm thick as that’s what we tend to use for mot welding repairs. I wish my service manager at the time of my apprenticeship had of spent time with me teaching me to weld but where I was it was all about time.
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    What's the reverse side look like?
     
  7. Matt2223 Member

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    I’ll take a picture of reverse tomorrow
     
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  8. rob12770 Member

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    god id be delighted if i got that.. i just did my first feeble attempts.. i was MUCH worse !
     
  9. Richiew Tungsten Sharpener

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    Thicker material helps. The welds are a bit thin and high. Up the power and slow your travel speed down. Good start though. Use two hands and get as stable and steady as possible. It all helps. Prop your hands or body if you can.
     
  10. Matt2223 Member

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    Sorry about the delay here is the picture of the other side
     
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