Gas less Mig

  1. bourbon Member

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    Hi all. I have been offered a gasless mig for free! (which is always a good thing) I have an arc welder that I'm busy practising with on +3mm mild steel. I know nothing about this new mig. Will it be able to weld thinner stuff? I haven't got any projects that I will be using it on but, well, it's free innit?
     
  2. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    a gasless mig appears hot and is hotter to a degree ive used it on thin metal but if your not careful it will blow through a little too easy compared to using a gas and wire welding

    but thats my experience withusing it
     
  3. mr haynes Member

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    Yes it can be done, 0.8 wire helps. As said above, a little more care required and post weld cleanup
     
  4. bourbon Member

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    Thanks for all your replies. I'm not going to be using it very often ( think once or twice a year) so I was worried about wire rusting and if I go gas, the rental on a bottle makes it a non
    starter
     
  5. mr haynes Member

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    Wire will be fine if kept in a warm dry cupboard indoors. You wouldn't store a telly in a leaky old shed :thumbup:
     
  6. bourbon Member

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    Not quite a leaky shed, but I get your meaning. It will be stored in a garage attached to the house so fairly warm
     
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