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    well free tip no1, go grab a box of wia or esab 16tc rods 7016, they run alot nicer than cheap gp rods which are probly a 6013 and you can clearly see the slag sitting on top of the weld as your laying it makes it slot easier to lay a nice weld without getting any slag inclusions

    even brand name gp rods like cig's satincraft rods are a big improvement over bunnings home brand rods
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    Quote Originally Posted by billyj View Post
    well free tip no1, go grab a box of wia or esab 16tc rods 7016, they run alot nicer than cheap gp rods which are probly a 6013 and you can clearly see the slag sitting on top of the weld as your laying it makes it slot easier to lay a nice weld without getting any slag inclusions

    even brand name gp rods like cig's satincraft rods are a big improvement over bunnings home brand rods
    I've had some dearer Cigweld sticks but lost them somewhere in the garage, and only found them yesterday.
    I could've done a better job with my bad looking stick weld beads had I have it in time.

    Yeah, there are some specialized welding sticks that can do amazing work including thin sheet metal.
    I once saw a guy welded two shaving blades together perfectly using a stick welder and a special sticks.

    Thanx for the tip. I'm not well versed with different types welding sticks and their code names. 6013 is the one I'm familiar with and
    have been using, most of the time.

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    Bugger about the rollers but I don't think they're too expensive , and yes if the flow is now stable worth trying again .
    Meant to ask how much the gas cost .
    The movable top roller is cheap, but I'm not sure about the other one 'cos it may come as a unit.
    I'll have to check with Bunnings or BOC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dom14 View Post
    The movable top roller is cheap, but I'm not sure about the other one 'cos it may come as a unit.
    I'll have to check with Bunnings or BOC.
    Should only need the roller with the grooves , well all the migs I've seen not sure about cheaper units but can't see them being any different .

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    Quote Originally Posted by GQtdauto View Post
    Should only need the roller with the grooves , well all the migs I've seen not sure about cheaper units but can't see them being any different .
    Yeah mate, you're right, I was reading the manual wrong. It will be cheap.
    I haven't given up on doing MIG with my el cheapo machine with argon yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billyj View Post
    well free tip no1, go grab a box of wia or esab 16tc rods 7016, they run alot nicer
    @billyj
    Is this the same one? or a cheaper one with the same number?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-6mm-Sti...oAAOSwwxlZkYUv
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    Hey Guys,

    Which regulator should I go for out of these two?
    One is Trade Flame brand and the other is Cigweld.
    Cigweld one seems to be covering slightly more flow rate & slightly more pressure from the bottle as well.
    Also the Cigweld one has the flowmeter on left(kinda intuitive to me 'cos flowmeter comes after the pressure gauge).

    They both are the same price.
    Trade flame's from Bunnings, & the Cigweld is from Total Tools.

    I'll have to return one of them.

    Thanx in advance for any advice or opinions.

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    This is the best I've got so far with argon. This is after wirebrushing it with angle grinder wire brush, so all the soot circles around the welds have been removed. It was with various flow rates(from 5L/m to 20 or so)

    Next try will be with gasless wire with argon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dom14 View Post
    @billyj
    Is this the same one? or a cheaper one with the same number?

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2-6mm-Sti...oAAOSwwxlZkYUv
    cant say ive ever seen that brand before if i was going to bet id reckon there probly a chinese copy of a good rod
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    Quote Originally Posted by dom14 View Post
    This is the best I've got so far with argon. This is after wirebrushing it with angle grinder wire brush, so all the soot circles around the welds have been removed. It was with various flow rates(from 5L/m to 20 or so)

    Next try will be with gasless wire with argon.
    you do know that when going from gas to gasless and vise versa that you need to switch the polarity on the welder
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