Hi Folks,

I was experiencing some problems welding with my older XR Feeder / XR30 push pull gun on aluminum, (which was well used when I bought it) and someone advised me look at condition of the welding cable as it enters the push pull gun - as he said the wire gets worn from all of the bending and will not carry the current as well. It did look worn, so undid the connection, stripped back a few inches to good wire and tried to re-terminate the way it had been, with a tight wrap of thin copper "foil" around the wire before fitting into the connection. Well, I can't get it wrapped tight enough to fit in, even after cutting off a bit of the copper foil wrap.
If someone could explain the best way to get this wrapped tight, and terminated, I would appreciate the help!