I tried .045 flux core and i am hooked. The arc is more stable. I can crank it way up and lay down beads that look like they came from a 1/8" 7018 rod, and I can turn it way down and weld 22g sheet metal easier than .035 FC. I find that .035 punches though sheet metal easier than .045, which is sort of counter intuitive. I like E70T-GS. I think a lot of problems people have with it results from bending their liner. The stuff is thick and stiff and will feed erratically if the liner is at too much of an angle.
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Thread: MM 135 flux core question
02-29-2008, 04:10 AM #11
I LOVE .045 flux core
02-29-2008, 06:50 PM #12Junior Member
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Did you run .045 on a MM135 ?
If so, what roller did you use, the stock one is only rated at .035?
03-01-2008, 11:05 PM #13
I cut a new groove
It was on the Lincoln pro mig 175. I never use .023 wire in it, so I put it on the lathe and enlarged the slot to fit .045 wire. It ate up 1 side of a carbide insert... must have been tool steel. Don't forget larger liner.