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Dual Shield Welding: Flux Core with Gas (Videos)

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  • Dual Shield Welding: Flux Core with Gas (Videos)

    Goodafternoon, everyone!


    Here are a couple videos that I wanted to share..


    A little while back a buddy of mine, Peter Zila was nice enough to drive out to the farm and brought, among other things, a roll of Lincoln Dual-Shield wire.


    I'd never run Dual-Shield before, and man is it fun... Kinda like a combination of Mig and Stick welding... I really liked it.


    Anyway, here's a two-part video on Gas Shielded Flux Core wire, what it is, some tips for running it, and what it's used for. Hope y'all enjoy it


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      Dual Shield Welding: Flux Core with Gas (Videos)

      I run similar wire at our shop all the time. I heard you say that you wondered how it would work on 1/8". If we are in a hurry and don't have a rig setup with solid we just increase travel speed ALOT! Great stuff and like you said it's hot. By the way I like the you tube vids. Have fun and keep them coming

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      • #4
        Well I purchased a roll of flux core but haven't tried it yet. Thought I would keep it around just in case.

        Looks like it does great job and now I am eager to have a go with it.

        Thanks for posting the videos.

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        • #5
          As I recall,,,, "Dual shield" is strictly an ESAB trademark. Lincoln uses the name "outershield". Hobart uses something else entirely, I think "Excellarc or something similar. Let's keep the terminology straight, if you are talking about 71-T wire, CALL it that, don't steal brand-names for your own purposes.
          Last edited by JSFAB; 06-05-2013, 05:54 PM.

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          • #6
            JSFAB, I agree with all the variants out there and the names for them. Never used any of the ones you stated but have used the bulk oversea companies.

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            • #7
              Dual Shield Welding: Flux Core with Gas (Videos)

              Well had to go buy some an see what the hype was about.lol. Lemme say, I love flux core. Runnin Hobart E-71T-11. I love that it deposits fast, burns hot, easy to transition and has a very nice bead appearance. Also really sweet to have the fan directly on me in this humid heat.

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              • #8
                I don't understand how ChuckE's air-handler can remove smoke but not gas from the weld zone, could someone explain how the technology works to me? Thanks

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tackit View Post
                  I don't understand how ChuckE's air-handler can remove smoke but not gas from the weld zone, could someone explain how the technology works to me? Thanks
                  I believe it is due to the distance from the weld zone.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cope View Post
                    I believe it is due to the distance from the weld zone.
                    Cope, after reading your comment that makes perfect sense, welding smoke and fumes are probably lighter than the shielding gas and can be pulled away from a distance whilst not disturbing the WZ. thanks

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                      Dual Shield Welding: Flux Core with Gas (Videos)

                      Look at the densities of the gasses used in comparison to atmosphere density. I wish I had one of those extractors for the shop. Wonder if it is truly worth the money.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Texas113 View Post
                        Look at the densities of the gasses used in comparison to atmosphere density. I wish I had one of those extractors for the shop. Wonder if it is truly worth the money.
                        If they do they do what they claim it's a worthwhile investment, hopefully someday they will produce a model priced for the home shop.

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                          Dual Shield Welding: Flux Core with Gas (Videos)

                          I built one out of an inline Vortex fan and 6" duct pipe. Now it's completely just a fume mover/extractor. Not a filter/purifier. It leaves over top of the header at my garage door. Really crude but only have about $200 and a few hrs work in it and I also use it to exhaust a lil painting area my lady uses for craft crap.

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