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    Default Rods, Wire, Filler Wire

    Good Brands to use?....opinions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerr74 View Post
    Good Brands to use?....opinions?
    think you might want to get more specific...

    as it stands.. the question is impossible to answer..
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    Default Rods, Wire, Filler Wire

    Sorry...ummm brands to avoid like harbor freight...what brand of rods are better than others...etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerr74 View Post
    Sorry...ummm brands to avoid like harbor freight...what brand of rods are better than others...etc
    which welding process...??

    what metals to be joined.. specific alloys??

    question is too broad............

    this is like asking..

    what food is good??

    what food is bad??
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    Er70 mig I use htp. Good stuff and cheap. I just use Radnor tig wire but i don't use much. Smaw? Whatever k have. I think I've got Lincoln 7018 and 6011. Don't use that much.

    So what do you really want to know? What process and what are you welding?
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    Default Rods, Wire, Filler Wire

    If some brands are better than others ...Hobart Lincoln etc etc

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    I like alcotec filler for aluminum.
    Lincoln L56 super arc for mig. U gotta watch the lincoln wire. The l56 is good and made in america. They also have a cheaper one that comes from mexico and in my opinion that stuff sucks.

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    Default Rods, Wire, Filler Wire

    Thanks spence

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    Got some viking er70s that worked great and cheaper then radnor
    Syncrowave 250
    Millermatic 210
    dialarc 250
    spectrum 375x
    trailblazer 302
    Lincoln 135

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    Default Brands not types

    All of your big names and even alot of the no-names conform to AWS standards. If they do, than the difference is really just operator preference, not wether one filler is better than the other. Just make sure that the filler conforms to AWS standards and you wont go wrong.
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    Passport Plus
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    Hypertherm Powermax 45 and 85
    Ingersoll Rand Engine Driven Compressor
    Dake 75 ton H-Frame Press
    JD Squared Model 32 Bender
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