i really need help

  1. ART-ADS Member

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    so I bought this wolf MIG 140 (most powerful I could find for a household socket here in the uk) and set it up, I didn't have any sheet metal or whatever but I had this old crank case off a 50cc pocket bike that had a flat surface so I gave it a go and it wasn't pretty

    first of all the kit didn't come with any sort of welding chart so I was guessing the whole time, I tried slower speed, faster, more/less stickout, higher and lower power etc but I had no luck

    as soon as I pulled the trigger it would pop, the wire would barely melt and more often than not it would cause the wire to melt to the gun itself damaging the bit I'm not sure what its called but the part that the end cone attaches to. I couldn't run any sort of bead at all it would just sputter everywhere.

    its a gas/gasless and I'm pretty sure I had the gas on but it didn't seem like the most confidence inspiring regulator as you could unscrew it right off no problem.

    I really need help to be honest
     
  2. Shoggi

    Shoggi Member

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    The crank case is alloy isn't it
     
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  3. rtbcomp

    rtbcomp Moderator Staff Member

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    Are you using those disposable bottles?
     
  4. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Have you looked at the tutorials srction for setting it up?.

    And welcome to the forum.
     
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  5. ART-ADS Member

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    true it likely is alloy, I'm going to pick up some steel next weekend to give a real good go at it

    yes I'm using the disposable (I think) bottle that came with the welder

    and I haven't looked at the tutorials bar chucke2009 on youtube but not for my specific welder and I couldn't find a chart for my welder either
     
  6. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    You can expect to get around 10 minutes welding before they run out, if you're lucky.
     
  7. gaz1

    gaz1 Forum Supporter

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    either go gasless if it is or get an account for gas its cheaper in the long run and learns you to weld far better

    by 3 disposables and your at a refil price buy 9 and your at an account bottle price the difference 2 hrs but its longer compared to those disposable bottles
     
  8. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    5% Argon mix gives a better weld compared to co2 from my experience just to let you know. Not sure if that's what your already using?
     
  9. north Member

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    If it have six powersettings set it on Three...Take one 1mm sheetmetal and try to weld... With mixgas you begin with arond 5 in wirespeed setting,with co2 try with 3 and se what happens.. :drunk::drunk:
     
  10. ART-ADS Member

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    thanks i'll pick up some steel and give it a whirl, I bought it for a chop project I'm in the middle off and there's a fair amount of fab work to be done, but I have plenty of time to actually learn how to weld before **Language** around with the bike. any tips where to get cheap metal and supplies for welding? and will my 140 mig be alright for 3-4 mm mild steel? its plugged in a uk household socket
     
  11. bigfellayork

    bigfellayork Member

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    He’s not a bad welder but his voice does my nut in.
     
  12. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    get to know your local scrap man im sure for a price of a good amount of beer you will get all the metal yoiu need
     
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