Wire Speed Setting

by Sean
(Ga)

How do you set the right wire speed for the metal your welding? By thickness of metal or?

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Sean,

its a function of metal thickness and position.


http://www.millerwelds.com/resources/calculators/mig_solid_amperage_calculator.php

if you go to the web page listed above, you will get a good starting point.


for me, the wire speed listed is always a little higher than you need.

for vertical uphill welds, just use a setting for one or 2 less thickness

for example, if you are welding 3/8 thick metal but welding vertical uphill, you might use a setting for 1/4"

the miller calculator will get you in the ball park

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