Flux Core MIG welding for Automotive Panel work help

  1. LewisT Member

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    my inverter welder is stated at 15-235 amps but the read out shows the range 5-240 must test at some point
     
  2. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    Flux cored?....why make the long journey even longer?

    It took me 16 years to learn how to mig weld...I started buy buying a rubbish welder...gave up for 15 years. Once I'd bought descent kit all was very straightforward!

    Toyota's are thin steel...I'd stick to gas and a welder with continuously variable power levels.
     
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  3. Luca King New Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I received the welder and now I am looking for a roll of fluxcore. Im unsure if there is a particular type or size I'm looking for and would love to know what to get!
    @eddie49 (sorry for the tag!)

    Cheers, Luca
     
  4. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    The only flux-cored that I've used, apart from a roll of SIP gasless, is Lincoln nr211 MP
    But it comes in the mini-reels, too.

    It seems better than the other one - and by some margin, too!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  5. eddie49 Member

    I'm pretty sure that your new machine will take a 5kg spool, with a diameter of 200mm / 8". However, you may want to limit yourself to 1kg spools until you find a brand that you, and the machine, like. As for wire type, I second what CJ has said, the Lincoln NR-211-MP wire is highly recommended. The wire diameter is .035" / 0.9mm. Your MIG probably was shipped with a feed roller and torch tip for 0.8mm; I find that my Uptime 160 inverter MIG runs 0.9mm gasless wire even with 0.8mm roller and tips.
     
  6. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    I bought a reasonable hobby machine, wire, gas etc etc. It got wet and ruined the wire feed

    Needed to weld something, dug it all out of the shed and remembered why it was buried.

    Ordered a cheap (£100) gasless mig, 0.7kg reels only and for a bit of bodging it's actually ok

    Majority of my welding is outdoors, it's small and light and allthough it's a bit splattery I've done some decent welds with it.

    Only complaint is the live torch, just be careful where you put it
     
  7. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Yes, mine does too - or at least the last one (SIP MigMate 170) I used it with did, anyway - using the regular 0.8mm rollers.
    Maybe I'm just assuming my current welder (Kemppi MinArcMig 200 (Evo?)) would be the same, as I can't actually recall using the Lincoln gas-less wire in it.

    I had a vague memory of someone on here saying the live-torch welders (as in the older Wolf welders) were illegal, nowadays.
    But it might just have been that they were saying that they ought to be outlawed!

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  8. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    It probably wouldn't be too difficult to put a contractor on the primary side of the welding transformer

    I'm a plumber so being careful with a hot torch comes natural to me
     
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