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View Poll Results: Is A Mig Upgrade Worth The Money?

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Thread: Flux Core Wire?

  1. #1
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    Default Flux Core Wire?

    Hi, I have been working on some projects with my Lincoln Pro-Core 100 welder. It is the flux core model. I was wanting some opinions from some other welders about the best flux core wire. If you have an opinion please share it.
    thanx.
    "Why go around the mudhole when you can go through it"

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  2. #2
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    I've used flux core off and on but dont realy like it, puts off to much spatter and I dont think the weld is all that nice looking. I like using gas, I feel like it gives me better control over my weld.

  3. #3
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    I like fluxcore and use it quite often, but it has it's place and for some things C25 or CO2 and solid wire are much better. Anyway thats my story and I am stickin' to it.
    Regards, George

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    The best deal out there is at Home Depot, of all places. If your little guy will handle .035" wire, they sell Lincoln Innershield E71T-11 for $40 for 10#. No welding shop or online source comes near that deal that I've seen yet.

  5. #5
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    Default Size?

    What size of wire would be best for 1/8 thick angle?

    Thanx, Eric
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  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by millerpro
    What size of wire would be best for 1/8 thick angle?
    Either .030" or .035" will be fine for that. If you do 16-ga, like thin tubing, you'll like the .030" much better, though.

  7. #7
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    Default upgrade

    IMHO - Why waste money on upgading a 'small' welder you should spend the $$$ buying a bigger machine 135, 175, 210.........

  8. #8
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    Default Mig upgrade -

    When you asked about a mig upgrade I thought you were talking about adding the gas kit to your 100A welder.

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    i was talking about adding the $100 kit

    Eric
    "Why go around the mudhole when you can go through it"

    Miller Bobcat 250

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    Lincoln Pro-Core 100

  10. #10
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    Default OK - That's what I thought !

    Back to my original opinion -
    I think you'd be much better off moving up to at least a 135A unit.
    100A - 1/8" - off the top of my head I think you'd be at the ragged edge.
    Much better off with a 135.
    Anything thicker you would want a 175 or more.

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