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09-17-2012, 04:55 PM
Which machine is good with 6010 welding rods and 7018

09-17-2012, 04:59 PM
Which machine is good with 6010 welding rods and 7018

There are some welders that have a specific 6010 port. I believe it has something to do with 6010's preferring a sightly higher welding voltage. I haven't heard of any inverter welder having issues burning 7018.

09-17-2012, 05:05 PM
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Small inverters (220 1ph) and celullosic (6010) rods. Why don't they work together well?? (http://www.weldingtipsandtricks.com/small-inverters-220-1ph-and-celullosic-6010-rods-why-dont-they-work-together-well.html)

09-17-2012, 05:09 PM
Lincoln 5P 6010 is my favorite rod. I use it more than anything. My 200DX does not like 6010 but welds good with 7018. I have other machines that I use when I burn 6010. I have a Miller 250 Dialarc I use in my shop and a Lincoln Ranger 250 I use for portable. They both like 5P. I can not comment on the Longevity stick machines, I have never used one.

09-17-2012, 05:11 PM
Which machine is good with 6010 welding rods and 7018

Hey gpete, I noticed that you were asking about the 200DX and 200EX in another thread. I took a look and neither had the special 6010 port. They both should run 7018 fine, though. Hope this helps! :D

09-18-2012, 06:56 AM
If stan sees this he can explain pretty well, even to the point that I can understand, why it won't work well. It has to do with arcforce. 6010's need a lot of it and the inverter machines, more times than not, just don't have it. They have the voltage and amperage but not enough umph to push it. I tried to use some 6010's with our 160... I ended up talking ugly and getting my blood pressure raised pretty good before I called Stan and asked him what was up. Then after talking to him, I just used the old handy dandy ol school ac/dc tombstone and problem was solved. Maybe some of the larger inverters or those that are designed to have enough arc force may be able to do it but I know it is tough on em.

09-18-2012, 10:39 AM
I understand now it has to do with current, thanks.

09-18-2012, 11:06 AM
I've heard some people have had some success with their inverter welders and 6010 without the special port but I believe that was by chance as many of the manufacturers won't recommend their welders with 6010 without a port dialed in for it. Cheers.

01-30-2014, 12:07 PM
Can't comment on a machine but make sure to remember 7018 is a drag rod. 6010 you have to whip or step. You'll never get anywhere dragging a 6010 it will just cut.