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  • question about stick welder amps

    the question I have is about the amps. I asked about stick welding 1/2 mild steel before and everyone said to use 250 amps (for single pass). So I know this probably basic info, but could I use a 200a machine and just do multiple pass. I have access to a 200a machine. I don't need to weld that thick but 1 or 2 times a year, so if I don't HAVE to buy a 250a I would wait to buy it.
    Thanks Dean

  • #2
    Unless your working on a skyscraper you should be fine with 1/8 7018 between 125&130amp dcrp, depending on your skill level.


    • #3
      Agreed, l I have bigger machines but this is what I use.
      Attached Files


      • #4
        question about stick welder amps

        200 amps is lots for anything but gouging. Just multipass it


        • #5
          amp question.

          Here's some 1/8 7018 at 125a.
          Attached Files


          • #6
            Not sure why anyone would want to attempt welding 1/2" steel in a single pass.
            Multi pass is the way to go. If you require a full 1/2" weld, 5/32" rod will make quick work of it.


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