Originally Posted by deadbodyman
Heres what I need to do.I want to be able to cut off the welding current while not stopping the wire feed...Mabee a foot control or something...what I want it to do is weld the wire to the metal then cut off the current while still feeding the wire out so the wire is welded to the metal then I can cut off the wire from the torch and use the wire to pull dents out...thereby eliminating the need for a stud welder...I need to know if a foot switch is what I want and if so where do I connect it..Is it even possible????
Well, I've never thought about it but, most migs have a tension adjustment for the wire feed. If you loosen the adjustment substantially you would be able to tack, let off the trigger and pull out on the gun to get however much wire you want, cut it off with dykes, repeat until you have the amount of "pullers" you want. Might take a few experiments to get the tension correct. Never tried but dont see why it wouldn't work. I've got a couple of migs and think I'll try it myself.