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130. Re: oh, Jethro... Jul 27, 2004, 09:21 WarPig
damn videos make it look so easy!

I wouldn't sweat it too much, MIG welding is relatively easy. With a little practice and the right heat settings you'll be able to fill 1/4" gaps with that baby. And as far as the flux core wire goes, I've never used it myself and am just spouting off from bad word of mouth.

Seriously though, here are a couple things I tell new welders that go beyond basic puddle control:

1. Make sure you're in a position to finish the weld (not just start the weld) without getting all bound up. Before you pull the trigger, move the gun to the end of your intended weld path just to see if you can do it without straining.

2. Get your head up close so you can really see what you're doing.

3. Relax your grip, arms, and shoulders.

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