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How do you control the frosted are around your puddle

Postby Juni_1976 » Fri May 12, 2017 2:11 pm

I've been welding for more than 12 years,and have never been able to control the white frosty area around my weld regardless of the the size of cup, filler or tungsten. Any help would be appreciated
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Re: How do you control the frosted are around your puddle

Postby exnailpounder » Fri May 12, 2017 2:19 pm

Turn your balance setting up more toward penetration instead of cleaning.
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Re: How do you control the frosted are around your puddle

Postby MinnesotaDave » Fri May 12, 2017 3:48 pm

exnailpounder wrote:Turn your balance setting up more toward penetration instead of cleaning.


Also, more amps give a faster travel speed which tends to make the etching area smaller too.
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Re: How do you control the frosted are around your puddle

Postby Olivero » Sat May 13, 2017 1:16 pm

I can't control it for the life of me, I use a stainless toothbrush and go with the grain and then blend it in, seems to work most of the time.
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Re: How do you control the frosted are around your puddle

Postby exnailpounder » Sat May 13, 2017 3:20 pm

Olivero wrote:I can't control it for the life of me, I use a stainless toothbrush and go with the grain and then blend it in, seems to work most of the time.

I upped my frequency to 150 and run a tiny bit into the pen side of balance. Thats on shiny clean though. You have to play around with dirty metal. Keeps the weld clean with no sand and the cleaning band smaller...unless you lengthen your arc.
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Re: How do you control the frosted are around your puddle

Postby Olivero » Sat May 13, 2017 3:42 pm

exnailpounder wrote:
Olivero wrote:I can't control it for the life of me, I use a stainless toothbrush and go with the grain and then blend it in, seems to work most of the time.

I upped my frequency to 150 and run a tiny bit into the pen side of balance. Thats on shiny clean though. You have to play around with dirty metal. Keeps the weld clean with no sand and the cleaning band smaller...unless you lengthen your arc.


Huh. I hate the sound it makes when you bumb up the frequency, but maybe I should just turn up my music and deal with it :D

What's your balance %?
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