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Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast

Feb 20, 2017

Hi and Thanks you for listening to episode 31 of the Welding Tips and Tricks Podcast!  We thought it would be fun to go back to some of the basics of Mig welding like we did with Tig but we went a little further than just the basics.  Just about everyone knows how to mig but you might just pick up a few things in this episode that could really step up your game.  So go ahead download, pop those earbuds in, hit play, drop your hood, and enjoy!
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Show Notes and Times
0:00-0:45 Introduction 
0:46-2:19 It's out of control
2:20-5:49 MIG vs MAG vs GMAW
5:50-6:45 Language on weld tests
6:46-10:10 GMAW-S
10:11-11:44 Spray transfer uphill?
11:45-15:21 Transition point
15:22-16:40 Procedure handbook for welding
16:41-18:15 Manufacture provided setting range
18:16-22:31 Hobart 210MVP
22:32-24:04 Welding Tips & Tricks YouTube channel
24:05-24:58 Contact tip
24:59-28:20 CTWD (contact to work distance)
28:21-32:25 Flush contact tip to nozzle
32:26-36:00 Thin sheet metal
36:01-39:00 Smaller wire to melt easier
39:00-44:05 Adjust the wire speed or volts?
44:06-51:15 Wire speed up or down?
51:16- 52:15 Go for that sound weld first
52:16-54:55 Your signature 
54:56-58:10 Jumping back and forth
58:11-1:00:13 Learn something new everyday
1:00:14-1:05:14 Shielding gas knowledge
1:05:15-1:06:50 Aluminum MIG welding
1:06:51-1:10:25 Gas flow
1:10:26-1:12:45 Just crack the valve!
1:12:46-1:19:11 More amperage, crank that wire
1:19:12-1:21:12 Amperage readout on machine
1:21:13-1:22:30 Try it yourself
1:22:31-1:25:26 Cut and etch
1:25:27-1:28:50 If a failure was my fault
1:28:51-1:30:00 Wrapping up
1:30:01-1:31:10 Closing
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Where can you find a Tig Finger?

You can find Tig fingers and other great welding supplies, like stubby gas lens kits, here at this link  All of which are great tools to have in your job toolbox and also your home shop box.


This Podcast has been brought to you by Weldors for Weldors so that you can listen to Weldors talk about Welding while you're Welding! 


New music brought to you by Jody's son Jake!