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Wire size 150A Mig

Postby Brettm357 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:20 pm

Newbie learning to Mig max steel thickness probably about 3mm 1/8 inch Mig spec sheet is 40 Amp Min 150A Max - should i be using 0.8 (.030) or 0.9 (.035) wire

Machine about 30 years old that i just brought Currently has 0.9 in it
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Re: Wire size 150A Mig

Postby MinnesotaDave » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:40 pm

.030" wire has a range roughly of 40-145 amps - it's a great wire for your size machine.
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Re: Wire size 150A Mig

Postby Brettm357 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 8:57 pm

Any disadvantage using the .035 up first
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Re: Wire size 150A Mig

Postby MinnesotaDave » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:07 pm

Not really, it's approximate range is 50-180 amps.
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