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#5 Weldmonger Customer Quick Tips Spool Gun & Dual Shield

#5 Weldmonger Customer Quick Tips Spool Gun & Dual Shield

Quick tip #1 Using a cheap jersey glove for your filler rod hand

There are no rules to say that you have to use the same type gloves on both hands.

Sometimes a cheap jersey glove can help you feel the filler wire and help you learn to feed it better.  You can get these gloves practically anywhere. I grabbed some at the dollar general for this video.

Quick tip #2 Spool gun settings and gas flow rates

Settings can be finicky for mig welding aluminum with a spool gun.

But so can the argon flow rate.  Not enough flow will give you soot, but too much flow will make for a very unstable arc. 

I suggest increasing the flow rate until the arc becomes erratic, then reducing flow rate until it settles down.

Quick tip #3 Dual shield flux core settings that work for all positions

Here  is an easy to remember setting for dual shield flux core welding with .045" wire.  Since .045" is a very common diameter , this is handy to remember.

25 volts and 250 ipm 

Remember this is for .045" wire only but its easy to remember and works great for all positions on 1/4"-3/8" thick steel.

 

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Comments

Stony - July 12, 2024

Thanks for the info Jody. always like to see your post.

Stony

Rich Simpson - July 11, 2024

Love your tips and your gear

James Fino - July 11, 2024

forgot the promo code at checkout! Fast shopping requires concentration. Oh Bother

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