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4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 5:07 pm

I finally scored some 4943 AL filler. Been dying to see the differences. Just a coincidence that Jody came out with a new vid a few hours ago that shows him and his friend JD welding up a project using 4943. I thought I would put in my 2cts.
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The pic to the left , a gapped butt, 4043 filler. Middle is gapped butt 4943. Lap joint is 4943. I didn't notice anything profound between the 2 fillers as far as how they welded other than it seemed the 4943 stood up better at the frequency I was welding at (150 hertz). It also seemed that 4943 produced a cleaner shinier weld I was welding on brand new, properly cleaned metal. The puddle was more behaved with 4943 as it seems 4043 wets out further. I don't know if I could choose one over the other. I am going to play with 4943 a little more.
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby Olivero » Tue May 09, 2017 5:25 pm

FINALLY!

I've done quite a bit of work with both, I don't really notice a difference in welding them but supposedly, 4943 is stronger in fillet type welds so I feel better about myself when I weld with 4943.
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 5:34 pm

Olivero wrote:FINALLY!

I've done quite a bit of work with both, I don't really notice a difference in welding them but supposedly, 4943 is stronger in fillet type welds so I feel better about myself when I weld with 4943.

I'm glad that 4943 helps you with your welding anxiety. :lol: I was expecting an omnipotent moment but it never happened after I lit up with 4943...so I made a drink :lol: Subtle differences in welding characteristics but I didn't have too much time to play.
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby GreinTime » Tue May 09, 2017 6:09 pm

exnailpounder wrote:
Olivero wrote:FINALLY!

I've done quite a bit of work with both, I don't really notice a difference in welding them but supposedly, 4943 is stronger in fillet type welds so I feel better about myself when I weld with 4943.

I'm glad that 4943 helps you with your welding anxiety. :lol: I was expecting an omnipotent moment but it never happened after I lit up with 4943...so I made a drink :lol: Subtle differences in welding characteristics but I didn't have too much time to play.

Weld with 5356 and 4943 back to back and see if you have your "moment"

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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 6:11 pm

GreinTime wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:
Olivero wrote:FINALLY!

I've done quite a bit of work with both, I don't really notice a difference in welding them but supposedly, 4943 is stronger in fillet type welds so I feel better about myself when I weld with 4943.

I'm glad that 4943 helps you with your welding anxiety. :lol: I was expecting an omnipotent moment but it never happened after I lit up with 4943...so I made a drink :lol: Subtle differences in welding characteristics but I didn't have too much time to play.

Weld with 5356 and 4943 back to back and see if you have your "moment"

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That much of a difference? I don't get to play with AL too much so I am looking for any advantage I can get 8-)
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby Olivero » Tue May 09, 2017 6:13 pm

I love that I get to tell the customer, "I used a special filler rod just for this to maximize strength" makes their knees wobble man. Amazing stuff :lol:
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 6:17 pm

Olivero wrote:I love that I get to tell the customer, "I used a special filler rod just for this to maximize strength" makes their knees wobble man. Amazing stuff :lol:

:lol: :lol: If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle 'em with bullshit :lol:
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby GreinTime » Tue May 09, 2017 6:19 pm

exnailpounder wrote:
GreinTime wrote:
exnailpounder wrote:[quote="Olivero"]FINALLY!

I've done quite a bit of work with both, I don't really notice a difference in welding them but supposedly, 4943 is stronger in fillet type welds so I feel better about myself when I weld with 4943.

I'm glad that 4943 helps you with your welding anxiety. :lol: I was expecting an omnipotent moment but it never happened after I lit up with 4943...so I made a drink :lol: Subtle differences in welding characteristics but I didn't have too much time to play.

Weld with 5356 and 4943 back to back and see if you have your "moment"

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I'm stuck dealing with AlcoTec 5356 at work (kill me) and I hate it. The one kid doesn't see what I mean when I talk about the color change as you add filler (magnesium content, not AlcoTec's problem) and doesn't like the way the 4943 flows. I think he's nuts, but he also never welds anything under 300hz, so everything welds like mild steel at that point.

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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby exnailpounder » Tue May 09, 2017 6:33 pm

:lol: Alas Sam I know you hate Alco Tec filler :lol: I understand your co-workers ignorance...my favorite say is "you can lead a horse to water"...I just thought 4943 was going to "transform" me. :lol:
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Re: 4043 vs. 4943

Postby thespian » Tue May 09, 2017 6:35 pm

[/quote]:lol: :lol: If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle 'em with bullshit :lol:[/quote]


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