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Old 04-14-2003, 01:22 PM   #1
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Hey all I went out of town this weekend and my uncle gave me a mig welder...he upgraded! anyway it is not a fancy one but I would like to know if anyone could give me some tips on using it as I have not welded before I have seen welding being done first hand but that does not make me experienced by any means and I have been practicing on it but my welds are nothing but small beads piled onto each other :o Any tips or suggestions are welcome It is a century 80 mig welder an I have found one on the net to show oyu how it looks..thanks

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well..............practice practice practice !! you have to play with the heat settings and wire feed settings to work with what you are welding. i was never a fan of the gasless mig welders. i bought the kit and a tank to use gas with mine. you have to get the heat and feed setting right for what you are welding. if the weld is building up too high try more heat or slow the feed down. if you are burning thru try less heat or faster wire feed. hope this helps some.
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