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Not happy with the ReadyWelder!

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by dontoe, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Well, I ain't a bit happy with the ReadyWelder I just got. Maybe the wire size is to large, but I can't get any penetration at all with two fully charged batteries in series! 24 VDC. I got a tank of 75% Argon 25% CO2 and .030 wire. Wire size is to large is all I can think of! Photos later!
     
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    Geargrinder 1/2 ton status

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    There MUST be somthing wrong! I get full penitration on 1/2" plate with mine and 2 good batt. runnin' .040 flux core. I LOVE mine, that's with 2 old cheep car batt. (it will run 'em dead quick:p: )
     
  3. dontoe

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    I thought it might be my technique! I'll try some more!
     
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    what is your technique? 75/25 argon/co2 isn't going to penetrate as well as a good flux cored wire. Flux cored penetrates well just doens't make the greatest looking results.
     
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    if this was goign to be more for trail repairs, flux core is probably going to be a better option for shielding....outside sequestering gasses tend to blow away.....
     
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    Fluxcore will always get way better penetration, just won't look as pretty if you don't know how to weld very well, lol
     
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    Try some .023 wire, or .035 flux core...

    Rene
     
  8. westcoastblazin

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    If your using flux core, go dual shield, your welds will look great.
     
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    Either drop to .023 or so, or switch to a flux core. With .035 flux, two good batteries and a good intermediate cable i have to be carefull not to burn through anything less than 3/16". Sometimes i forget how much more power it has over my lincoln 135.
     
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    I used mine quite abit when I put up my aircraft hanger. It worked great, I have a M1009 and purchased the 24V plug adapter with my Ready Welder. Started the truck, plugged everything in, used flux core went to work. Wouldn't carry anything else.
     
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