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"Easygrind mig wire" a godsend

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by camiswelding, May 11, 2004.

  1. camiswelding

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    \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    Ive heard about it from my street rod buds for a long time and gave it a try... "easygrind" in .025.... its is awesome autobody wire... nice and soft for sheetmetal.. minimal burn through even at higher amperage...025 is good max for about 12 ga,,,
    I give it an A plus.... try it and you wont be disappointed
    Wish I had it when I did the rockers!
    cam
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    As a welder I appreciate the tip, thanks! /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    As a hopeful future welder I appreciate it as well. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    Where do you buy this stuff?
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    We all wanna know? /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    Its a special rare breed of wire. Breed from the finest lineage of wire. Avaliable only from selected breeders! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    I got mine at sierra airgas here in kalifornia... Im not sure who the manufacturer is.... all the bodyshops apparently use this stuff//// a good supplier should know about it right away
    cam.... aka mr sparky
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    Hmmm, I take it this is not flux-core huh?

    General question: any special flux-core wire you would use for body-repair? I've got just the standard .030" Lincoln flux core...I figure low heat setting, small tack welds, and my grinder/wire brush should make everything look okay? No? /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    A few years ago, one of the mags did an article about body work and they mentioned this wire. Don't remember the specifics, but if ya searched Lincoln's website, I bet it could be found.
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    I bought some .023 non-flux core mig wire the other day.
    Radner brand? (can't remember)
    Got it at airgas.
    Had to get new drive rollers for my Miller and tips.

    really easy to weld sheetmetal now!
    .030 was ok, but this stuff works a LOT better.

    -T
     
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    Re: \"Easygrind mig wire\" a godsend

    tom is right... smaller diameter wires are easier to use from the get go as they require less input amperage to weld well... what makes easygrind mig wire nice is its metal composition... its softer on the rockewell scale and "easier to grind"....with a body hammer handy you can tap down tack welds making the whole job smoother... I find when I was using 030 before... even the best stuff that I would get burn through fairly easily with my sp 250 lincoln/300 powermig... not so with the easygrind stuff.... also has lots of oxidizers in it because they know youre probably going to be welding on previously galvied matal...
    By using lots of tacks and playing connect them from opposite ends to keep the heat down to the panel you can do pretty thin metal with good penetration... 18 ga fairly easily... after that i pull out the tig...
    Easygrind is not flux core...I use 75/25 argon/co2 gold gas
    I only use flux core for outdoor pipe welding and fabbing... takes to much clean up when I need a appearance weld... great for pipeline work out of my LN-7 but I have to run 052 and thats no good for "pretty" work
     
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    Esab makes an Easygrind wire, nonflux, in .023, Airgas in my area has it, but they only had the 11lb spools.
     

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