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Can a mig welder be used as a stick welder - Welding Tools

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  • Robert Lee Sep 23, 2019

    No. Different process. different electrical characteristics of equipment.
    CC vs CV

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Short answer is no. Your mig welder power output is CV current while stick and tig require CC current.

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No they are two different process. Mig is a Constant Voltage machine. Stick is a Constant Current machine.

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That depends on whether you're able to make the necessary alterations,and if the machine is large enough to handle stick welding currents.

Posted on Sep 24, 2019

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SOURCE: Mig replace tip

Pull off the extreme outer nozzle of the MIG gun. Clean the inside of this nozzle with MIG pliers or round wire brush. Unscrew the welding tip. (If it is stuck, try using a pair of pliers lightly). Clean the entire area with a regular wire brush. Screw on the new tip finger tight, but snug. Replace the outer nozzle.

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SOURCE: electrical problem with mig welder

Call Lincoln Electric (the manufacturer) at 216-481-8100 and ask them to email you one.

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Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: need wiring schematic for miller 140 wire feed welder

No problem,email, write or phone for this information, Miller personel are very obliging as are most Welding manufacturers.

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SOURCE: mig welder powers up but only clicks when trigger is squeezed

1] Remove the power cable from the power. (socket on the wall) remove the top cover there should be a fuse located on the wiring panel.
2] perform all your house keping- like, all plugs and socket are tight, the correct contact tip with the the right wire size, roller/s are also the correct ones for the wire size and are turning if they are turning but not feeding the wire, then, the rollers need to be tightend , get back to us.

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SOURCE: WILL THE LINCOLN SP125 MIG WELDER WELD ALUMINUM AND STAINLESS?

The mig welder should be capable of welding aluminum not stainless but the makers should be able to give you more detail. mig is used for steel and aluminum normaly but I do not know this transformer

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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Unfortunately, since this machine is CV (constant voltage) it is strictly for Mig or Flux-cored welding. Anything that is stick welded can be welded with Mig. All you need is a compatible Mig welder.
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I have just bought a Gasless Mig Welder and someone has said its only used for tacking. Is this right?


wrong
gasless mig welders are used the same as gas /wire migs
the only difference is the polarity of the leads to the hand piece and the work ground and this is indicated by the plug in the machine for the ground lead
what the "someone " would have been referring to is the duty cycle of the unit
every welder has a duty cycle because of the heat generated in the welding process by the electronic components and transformers and if that duty cycle is exceeded the machine stops working until it cools down or damages the circuits
it is stated as a % of time in use so a unit with a 20% duty cycle means that for every 20% of use it has to cool for 80% of time
as an example ---if you were using a stick welder, the time taken to burn the stick would be 20% and the time taken to insert a new stick and clean the slag off the weld to resume the process would be the 80%
It also depends on the amps being used for the weld
on a machine with 120amps capacity and you were using 15 amps to weld sheet metal--body panels - the length of welding time will be considerable compared to using 115 amps where the weld time would be a few minutes
there are plenty of helpful hints in the operators manual and other technical publications on line

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Rossi 220BZ Gas/Gasless Inverter Welder MIG MAG ARC Portable Welding Machine


The Rossi 220bz mig welder comes set up to use gas welding, that is with the Mig electrode connected to the positive terminal, inside the machine.
To use gasless mig wleding, the mig wire must be disconnected from the positive terminal inside the machine and reconnected to the Negative terminal - inside the machine. Open both the side coveres of the welder using a phillips screwdriver. Use a 13mm spanner to undo the hex nut holding the thick copper Mig lead to the terminal named positive, then lead it through the machine to the terminal on the oppisite side of the machine, labelled negative and screw it in place there with a 13mm hex screw. Be carefull not to bump any of the many electric parts inside the machine.
If you run the Mig welder in gasless mode with positive earth and positive elecrode it will blow the household electric fuse.
If you run the Mig welder in gasless mode with negative earth and positive electrode it will work, but the end of the Mig gun tip will get very very hot and start smoking abnormally from excessive heat.
But if you take the side covers off and rewire it (takes about 10 minutes) to negative Mig Electrode, the Mig gun tip remains cool and does not overheat. You will have to cut just one white cable tie, to get an extra inch or so of free Mig cable, so the thick copper Mig lead will reach accross to the terminal on the other side of the machine named negative. Stick the earth lead at the front in the positive terminal.
I did this on my Rossi 220bz mig welder.
http://www.weldequip.com/gasless-mig-wire.htm

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Im looking into getting a mig and have come across the century (by lincoln) welders for 299. is this a quality welder and of same quality as a Lincoln brand.


No, it's not going to be equal to the Lincoln in all ways- but if Lincoln built it it'll be a decent machine.

In all honesty, if you can only have one welder it should be a stick welder. Mig welders are full of problems and, while ideally suited to 8 hour a day 7 days a week use, can be finicky as heck when used infrequently.

The stick welder allows you to work in all positions and all conditions, it's generally cheaper than Mig welding and it's usually faster.

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I have an old mastercraft 110 volt ac stick welder model 110-104 have not used it for years have lost the instruction manual plate on the machine says primary voltage is 115 and primary amperage is 26.6...


35 amp should do nicely however make sure the mains cable is of the correct size, better still, get a qualified Electricion to install it.
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