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And for that matter what a weld "looks" like is more about the skill of the welder, or even simply his style. There are a MILLION and one different circomstances where you can have a .35 welded part and it would look EXACTLY like a .23 welded part. Depending on weld speed and heat and material being welded. There is just simply no "look" between the different wires that would be carved in stone.

It is more about a "feel" that YOU will have if you switch wires. This of course will go along with a visual difference possibly, and of course a weld test where you break the part in to using a vice and a hammer to see how your weld held up.

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61bone said:
Any difference would be in the skill of the welder. Properly set up, you wouldn't see any difference between .023, .024, .030 or .035.

61bone is right.. :) I use the .023 because it will take less heat to burn.You will have to turn up the heat to burn .030.Remember the bigger the wire,the hotter it will need to be.On car panels,You want the less heat you can put.. :)
 

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thanks. the reason I was wanting to know is that I am wanting a MIG welder and was thinking on the millermatic 140 and the lowest wire it uses is .024. If there is another miller welder that is cheaper or better tell me, I'd appreciate it. ;)
 
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