Wire feed and voltage

  1. Joe45 Member

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    Hi guys I'm wondering what's the best way to set wire feed speed and voltage.
     
  2. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    It all depends on what you're welding.
    As a rule of thumb thinner metal needs less voltage, thicker needs more.
    A rough and ready way of setting the wire feed speed for a given voltage is to do a test weld and turn the wire speed control up as you weld until you feel the torch start to get pushed away then back the feed knob off until it stabilises.
     
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  3. Joe45 Member

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    Cool I will try that . I guess it's all trial and error.
     
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