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Old 05-24-2007, 12:13 AM
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what should wire speed and gas be set for when welding mild steel or sheet metal
I got a 110 volt MIG been told a few different things Iv always had shielded wire or arc ?

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what should wire speed and gas be set for when welding mild steel or sheet metal
I got a 110 volt MIG been told a few different things Iv always had shielded wire or arc ?
Not only does Miller sell some of the better equipment - they have a really nice website...

try these links for general recommendations - I always run test beads on a piece of like thickness and material that I am welding to dial it in first...

This is a neat calculator where you specify the type of metal and thickness and then it automagically displays recommendations on speed and heat settings.

Miller Solid Core Welding Calculator

This is a link to some general welding tips - there is a ton more information available to the average welder out there in their support section besides these 2 links

Good luck!
Miller Welding Tips and Tricks
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On my Lincoln there is a chart inside the door that gives a list of settings for various thickness of metal showing wire size, feed rate and heat settings..I find it fairly close for most things I do..Once you get some time in welding you will find that you may need to do a bit of fine tuning to get the desired results..and a lot of it is just running bead until you get the hang of it..

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