As a side note, DO NOT use brake cleaner to clean anything you weld, it can put off severely toxic gas that can kill you! I havent used a spool gun in years, but yes, welding aluminum in any way shape or form is MUCH more picky of the variables..... Good Luck.
Results 11 to 17 of 17
11-07-2010, 12:19 AM #11T-4 Paraplegic, Runnin' the Pedal With my elbow, now trying to get used to a momentary switch.......
Journeyman Millwright, Local 1102, Detroit, Michigan (Disabled)
11-07-2010, 06:20 AM #12
Those are great looking welds you did. I really need to get my paws on some thicker material.
11-07-2010, 06:24 AM #13
11-09-2010, 10:22 AM #14
Are you pushing the weld or dragging it?Kevin Schuh
Miller Electric Mfg. Co.
11-09-2010, 10:41 AM #15Senior Member
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- not near you
11-09-2010, 08:45 PM #16
11-10-2010, 11:41 AM #17Senior Member
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Central Idaho
Push or pull?
Are you pushing or pulling the weld? With aluminum, a pushing technique puts the shielding gas out in front. Also, as mentioned, try moving faster. I have the PP+ and the Spoolmate 100 and they work great. But yes, it does take practice.