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    Default HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    I HAVE A AC STICK WELDER AND BROTHER IN LAW IS GIVING ME A MILLER AC/DC WELDER.WHAT DIFFERANCE WILL I NOTICE.

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    Default Re: HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    You'll notice how much quieter welding is with the DC machine over the AC machine.


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    Default Re: HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    If I recall correctly, 7018 used to only be available for use on DC but now they have 7018 that will burn pretty well on either. DC will allow you to use quit a few other rods that won't run AC such as stainless and aluminum.
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    Default Re: HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    thanks for your reply

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    Default Re: HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    You will also notice less "buckshot" splatter and smoother welds with DC

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    Default Re: HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    +1 on quieter also your welds will be smoother.

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    thanks guys for your input.

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    Default Re: HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    You will notice that the arc is easier to strike and maintain. I also felt like I had more control of the arc. That it seemed to produce smoother welds.
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    Default Re: HOW DOES AC WELDING DIFFER FROM DC WELDING

    You can also weld thinner metal.

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