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Amico 160 stick help

Postby fletc » Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:50 pm

OK so I'm a newbie and have a couple different machines to include the Amico 160 dc machine. I cant get the electrode started (6011)... I have a piece of 1/8 steel plate to practice with as well as 1/8 square tubing and they have about 200 arc strikes lol. I have a fair amount of mechanical skills (i.e. mechanically inclined) and build custom knives as a side gig. I am a hobbyist for now... but Im ate up with it. I will take any advice for striking an arc......
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Re: Amico 160 stick help

Postby MinnesotaDave » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:20 pm

What size 6011? What amperage? What settings?

Are you on DC+ (electrode holder in the + and work clamp in the -)

Picture of the front of the machine?
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Re: Amico 160 stick help

Postby tweake » Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:04 pm

whats it like with other electrodes like 6013 or 7018 ?
tweak it until it breaks
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