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    Default A few ?? About er4043 wire

    I have access to wire that comes on a spool that's used on a robot mig welder at work. I was wonder if Er4043 wire is the same for both mig & tig? Was curious if I could grab some and use it on my tig welder.

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    Default A few ?? About er4043 wire

    Yea.. It's just gonna be smaller diameter and not straightened.

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    I was given a roll of it but haven't found a use for it yet.

    Beer cans maybe?

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    This stuff is 3/64 thick its not the tiny .035 stuff. What size rod do most use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroclearanceny View Post
    This stuff is 3/64 thick its not the tiny .035 stuff. What size rod do most use?
    3/64 is = to .047 wire. Most of the aluminum wire I use is 3/32", 1/8" & 1/16" on the thin stuff.

    You can take it & cut it into 36" lengths. Then put two or three strands together, one end in a vise & the other in a drill & twist them together. Time consuming but when you run out of tig wire on the weekend it works to finish a job.
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