- Apr 6, 2018
- A Little Bit West Of Yosemite NP
- MF GC1715
Yes, I have my guy who is doing the regular welding, but he wont do the 'thin metal', so I have to do it myself it seems.If you're really interested in learning to weld, see if there's a local community college that offers welding classes. Or, find 'a guy' (or gal) that will be willing to teach you. It's a valuable skill, and I find it to be quite rewarding. I bought torches for cutting and heating when I was 18. Taught myself how to weld with books. I then took some classes back in the early 80's at our local community college. gas, arc, and MIG. It was well worth the cost to have a good teacher. Then it was practice, practice, practice. I keep thinking about TIG. May do that in a couple years. Depends if I put any more holes in my aluminum boat.
Good luck. Look into classes.
You have seen how many replies there have been to your original post. Please pull out your wire squirting machine and let us know the brand and model number. Then you can get some advice that will be directly relatable to you and your machine.Yes, I have my guy who is doing the regular welding, but he wont do the 'thin metal', so I have to do it myself it seems.
what type of welder is it mig stick or tigI have to constantly be fixing parts on the tractor such as the latches, seat, fenders, hood or attachments such as posthole diggers or rotary cutters, etc.. My buddy told me any welds would not hold on such thin metal for the like, but there has to be a way to do it rather than pay for a new part
That's a wire feed welder. It might be flux core wire (has the flux inside the wire, the flux makes a gas cloud around the weld pool to shield it from air) or it might be MIG (has a solid wire and uses a gas tank. the gas surrounds the weld pool and shields it from air).Thanks, I tried to, but it has tears in the seams I think, so I would just make it worse. Now as for MIG, I have a welder stored that shoots out a wire, but havent used it yet, is that what you mean by a MIG?
Texas tig, I've used that for filling holes I blew out.Not many farmers have Mig or Tig welders in their shop but there is a way to fix thin metal with your stick welder. Take a welding rod and knock the flux’s off hopefully you have some 3/32 rods Now turn welding machine down as low as you can and still weld Take rod with no flux in one hand lay end in place to be welded now get arc going with other rod and melt rod with no flux You have to keep pulling welding rod out so not to melt the metal
You could weld, man. Anybody could weld. Maybe not great, but anybody could teach themselves to weld good enough.As I said, I dont know the difference between a MIG or TIG, and trying to learn a little about welding, excuse if any misstep.