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Re: MIG Welding Aluminum?

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03-10-2013 03:23:31

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Mig welding aluminum with a spool gun, or push pull gun has really come a long ways. If a guy was going to do a lot of it a machine with run in heat would be very nice. Other wise you have to adjust your travel speed accordingly, go slow at the start, and faster at the end of the weld. For thin aluminum a machine with pulse is also very nice.
I have a Lincoln Invertec V350-Pro with pulse, and the SG spool gun. One thing I like about that spool gun is the notched contact tips. When you get burn back these tips seem to survive longer.
With the pulse I have welded 16-GA with no problems. And up to 3/8-inch aluminum.

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jon f mn

03-10-2013 19:17:42

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 Re: MIG Welding Aluminum? in reply to Puddles, 03-10-2013 03:23:31  
Those tips look like they would help a lot on the sticking problem. How much wire do you get through a tip?

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03-11-2013 02:58:02

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 Re: MIG Welding Aluminum? in reply to jon f mn, 03-10-2013 19:17:42  
I haven't touched that spool gun in well over a year. I'm just a hobbyist, these are all toys to me. :wink:

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jon f mn

03-11-2013 06:47:01

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 Re: MIG Welding Aluminum? in reply to Puddles, 03-11-2013 02:58:02  
LOL, wish I could afford toys like that. You should use it and let me know how it works Or you can bring it to my house I have a trailer to build when it gets warm.

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03-11-2013 07:58:22

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 Re: MIG Welding Aluminum? in reply to jon f mn, 03-11-2013 06:47:01  
Well I'll get right on that. At around $5.00 a pound for aluminum wire I'll do some testing so you can save a few cents on contact tips. [URL=][/URL]

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jon f mn

03-11-2013 09:28:23

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 Re: MIG Welding Aluminum? in reply to Puddles, 03-11-2013 07:58:22  
I guess your not the only one with a tight budget in these difficult times. Guess it's lucky for me that I don't use a lot of tips then isn't it. ;)

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