finding your base amperage

by zane cunningham
(jacksonville florida)

To find your base amps(the amps you start at before tweaking to your personal welding style). take the size of the electrode(1/8, 3/32 ect..) turn that into a three number decimal and that will be your baseline amps.

example 1/8 7018--1divided by 8 =.125

Personally I like to use 125 for hotpasses. Usually I turn it down to about 115 for a 1/8 rod. But thats my personal preference.

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