Hi, firstly i have a couple of hours under my belt at my mates unit doing bits of welding practice on his machine. Its a " proper" job solid wire gas shield etc and i can lay what he says is a half decent bead, uniform neat not to high etc . Got myself a wolf 140 gas/ gasless mig to progress at home and got myself some argon/co2 gas. I had a play this evening using the supplied flux core wire as i thought may as well use that up before using the gas up ( im tight ). Anyhow the beads i have run all seem quite flat and even holding for longer than i thought i should just spreads the bead and doesnt make it any prouder . I have tried upping the wire speed to the point of it hitting the work piece , tried lowering/ upping power etc. Also on my mates set i can clearly see a weld pool, today i have found ot difficult to see a decent pool, just looks like slag building up straight away .. sorry for the long winded post, i was wondering if when i try with solid wire and gas the results would be different as in would it be " cleaner" looking as im actially welding ie would a pool be more apparent and would laying enough steel to get a decent bead height be easier OR is it simply me ? . 0.8 wire btw ..