welder or welding course

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Re: welder or welding course

Post by bugs789 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:51 pm

So would you guys consider a 150 or 180 amp welder good enough to weld up frames?

Iv been watching a few youtube clips and there's some good info out there

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Re: welder or welding course

Post by gww25 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:54 pm

I guess it depends on what type of welder it is and what the duty cycle is. 180 is actually pretty light. I weld my springers using stick-start tig at 180 amp setting on a 250 amp machine but for frames I use a 150 amp setting.

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