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new to welding have a lincoln pro mig 135

Post by jfish63 » December 29th, 2015, 6:25 pm

new to welding sort of. inherited a Lincoln 135 pro mig. will i notice a big difference using gas over the flux core it came with. i am using this to make a pit from 5/16 pipe so i will have to weld in multiple passes.



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Re: new to welding have a lincoln pro mig 135

Post by Clover Ridge Smokers » December 29th, 2015, 7:57 pm

The 135 will do a good job just make sure to take your time to get good penetration.


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Re: new to welding have a lincoln pro mig 135

Post by Dirtytires » December 30th, 2015, 1:44 am

I use a 75%argon/25% CO2 as a shielding gas. I get nice clean welds and almost no splatter to scrape off surrounding metals. It has been a long time since I used the flux core but I do remember that I switched to shielding gas before I even made it thru the little roll that came with the machine.

The regulator is a one time cost. I purchased my tank and then "exchange" my empty for a full one by paying only for the gas cost. Some guys rent their tank for a monthly charge. Either way, you never have to deal with outdated tanks.

I'm sure someone will come along and tell us the science behind that. Bottom line tho is that I love having gas......wait....that came out wrong.



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Re: new to welding have a lincoln pro mig 135

Post by Squiggle » January 20th, 2016, 11:03 pm

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