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1/4" to 3/8" with 6011 what amps

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19 14 12:49 am    Post subject: 1/4" to 3/8" with 6011 what amps Reply with quote

I have a Lincoln 225 ac that I haven't used much and want to learn. Had a friend who did most of my stick welding and he used 7018. I want to use 6011 to weld 1/4" to 3/8", mostly fillet welds. I purchased some Hobart 1/8" with a listed range of 80 to 125 and want to know what amps I should begin working with. The welder is adjustable in increments of 15 amps; 90, 105, and 120.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19 14 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 1/8" I would set at 90 Amps. and see if you can strike with out sticking. If you notice the rod sticking bump your Amps up a bit.
On 1/4" steel I usually stay with 3/32" rods. I rarely use 1/8" anymore. My machine stays on about 75 Amps for those.
I hope this helps. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19 14 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 on the 90 amps. I have the Lincoln 225 AC in my shop and that's what I run most of the time for 1/4" plate. The 105 may be necessary until you get striking the arc figured out but don't camp out very long in 1 area because it will burn though pretty easily. Good luck!

For flat fillets if you like 60 series rods the 6013 is pretty easy to practice and learn with.
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