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'85 Ranger Restomod


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Is 7014 run on the same polarity that 7018 is? I always ran 7018 on DCEN (I think, may have been DCEP, been a while.) 6011 and 6013 I used AC.

I have some 1/8" 7018, it welds surprisingly good with my little HF inverter stick welder. Very hard to light it but once it's hot, you're good.
On my stick welder since it has DC, I leave it on DC, everything works better on DC unless you are dealing with aluminum... 6011, 7018, whatever, DC is superior in my book!

Then again, lately I've been lazy and usually stick to my Titanium 170 or 200 with flux core, I don't have a tank yet so no solid wire...

More amps and keep a shorter arc (harder to do with lower amps) and that should help out but as said, 6011 won't be pretty, but if I'm going to be lazy and trying to cut through rust it's my go to, I have a giant box of them on hand all the time (hey, when you buy a house oven full of rods for $5 at an auction that has a 50lb box of 6011 and a can of 7018 and a bunch of other stuff, that's what you use)
 

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On my stick welder since it has DC, I leave it on DC, everything works better on DC unless you are dealing with aluminum
Excelloy Makes an electrode for Aluminum that runs on DC. I think it's Excelloy 41, I have a box in my garage that someone gave me, runs really good.
 

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Most of the time I run 6013 rod. I like to practice on scrap of the same thickness before I dive into a welding project. But then again I dont weld every day or even once a month on average. Always want a little practice before Im committed to the job at hand.
That is all we used in school.

Saturday's run was basically to see if the welder worked... if it needed to go in the garage or the scrap pile behind the garage.
 

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Excelloy Makes an electrode for Aluminum that runs on DC. I think it's Excelloy 41, I have a box in my garage that someone gave me, runs really good.
Interesting, if I get bored I might look for it... I did buy a spool gun for my Titanium welders so I'd probably just use that, all I need is a bottle of argon now, and a bottle of CO2 or 75/25 for solid wire for steel... not in the spool gun
 


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