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How Important Is Sheilding Gas When Weilding?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Saxwonder84, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Saxwonder84

    Saxwonder84 1/2 ton status

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    Just want to know if sheilding gas is neccesary?
     
  2. BlueBlazer

    BlueBlazer 1/2 ton status

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    Not if you use flux core. Hell, I have had my welder for a year now and havent used any gas yet.
     
  3. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    if you don't have fluc core wire forget doing any welds worth laying down.
     
  4. darkshadow

    darkshadow 1 ton status

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    with out shilding of some sort, gas, flux, or the coating on a rod, the nitrogin in the air with react with the moltin steel and it , well it will bubble like swiss cheese and will have as muck stranth as spit. you YES you need it. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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