MIG Welding Aluminum Spool Gun Tips
Learning to MIG weld aluminum can be tricky! Once you master it much easier than other aluminum welding options. Aluminum is soft which presents some challenges. We have some tips to get you up and running!
How Switching to MDX Consumables Will Change How You MIG Weld
You already know that wire feeding through MIG guns has added a level of unmatched convenience and simplicity to many welding and production projects, but now with Miller’s line of MDX MIG welding guns and Acculock MDX consumables, MIG welding has never been easier, more comfortable, or more efficient.
Introducing the New Millermatic 255 Pulsed MIG Welder
The new Millermatic 255 Pulsed MIG Welder releases in January 2019 and promises to take the popular Millermatic 252 MIG welder to the next level with its crystal clear display, more programmable settings (pulse, mig, etc.) and auto-set options for a wider variety of metals.
Ready, Set, Weld with the New Lincoln Power MIG 260 Welder
Get ready to weld with the recently updated and improved Lincoln Power MIG 260 welder that will take your repair work, maintenance jobs, and light industrial fabrication to the next level.
Is It Time to Upgrade to the Millermatic 252 MIG Welder?
For welders and fabricators looking for a powerful and durable MIG welding machine that is easy to set up, use, and clean up, the Millermatic 252 from Miller Electric is worth a long look.
Comparing Applications for Thick Welding Wire and Thin Welding Wire
The success of MIG welding projects depends on picking the right wire electrode for the job. While you’ll first need to choose between solid core wire that is protected with shielding gas or a flux core wire that shields itself, the width of your wire...
Solid Wire Compared to Flux Core Wire for MIG Welding
Welders who have just spent over $1,000 on a brand new MIG welder may be hesitant to pick up a canister of shielding gas. That’s especially the case when a spool of flux core MIG wire runs close to the same price as solid wire...
How to Make a Stronger MIG Weld
MIG welding downhill works great for thin metal and joints that won’t see a lot of pressure and heavy use. However, once you start welding thicker metals that see a lot of action, you need to start looking into more reliable techniques that create strong welds, such as welding uphill.
6 Flux Core MIG Welding Tips
MIG welding with fluxed core wire is significantly easier to set up than MIG welding with shielding gas. When you enter shielding gas into the mix, you have to make sure you have enough gas flowing into the weld joint in order to shield the.
MIG Welding Wire Feed Troubleshooting
Today’s guest post is by Ben Romenesko of Miller Electric. Do wire feed troubles with your MIG welder ever leave you frustrated? Burn back, wire slipping, birdsnests… These are just a couple common problems customers call us about. The wire feed system is vital to...
Overhead MIG Welding Tips
When you’re MIG welding overhead, every welder will tell you that the same basic principles apply as a horizontal weld joint on your welding table. Before you let this out of position weld psyche you out, there are some basic welding tips you can consider...
Tips for MIG Welding Uphill
MIG welding uphill is a hot topic in many welding forums because it’s generally easier to MIG weld downhill, and you’ll read plenty of experienced welders who claim they’ve never done anything other than welding downhill. However, there are certain situations where MIG welding uphill...
How to MIG Weld Aluminum
MIG welders are extremely versatile welders that can handle a wide variety of projects. However, before you buy a spool of aluminum wire and try MIG welding aluminum, you’ll want to learn about the particular challenges and adaptations you’ll need to make.
Tips for MIG Welding Vertical Up
MIG welding is one of the most popular welding methods in use today primarily because of its ease of use and its ability to weld continuously using a spool of wire which is fed through the MIG gun as a short consumable electrode which basically
Trouble-Shooting Aluminum MIG Welding Problems
There’s nothing worse than setting up for a welding project and then struggling to keep the puddle moving or fighting off chunks of spatter. Aluminum is one metal that can be particularly troublesome for welders since there are so many different things that can go