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Old 10-15-2008, 03:09 AM
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If you are going to do heavier metal like 1/4" to 5/16", then you will need to use a higher speed and heat setting. If you're doing thin sheetmetal like body which can vary from 20 to 18 GA, then what I have done is take some scrap of the thickness you will work with. Then practice with different settings on the welder till you get the right heat range and speed. Also, using gas is better for thin metal, gives a better weld and less spatter. There are tons of instruction on the web as well. Just google "mig welding techniques"
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