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Thread: Tigweld 200EX in stick mode

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    AC? What. I hate stick welding in AC. Use DC.
    And yes it matters.
    Do you want to stick weld in DCEN or DCEP. Mostly it's DCEN, but it depends on the stick electrode. Look at the box and it will tell you what the recommendation is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamble View Post
    AC? What. I hate stick welding in AC. Use DC.
    And yes it matters.
    Do you want to stick weld in DCEN or DCEP. Mostly it's DCEN, but it depends on the stick electrode. Look at the box and it will tell you what the recommendation is.
    Actually, most DC is Reverse Polarity (DCEP). Actually, I made a mistake in my post, but it was too late to correct it. I usually use electrode + for AC on this machine. Since AC alternates, it may not make a difference.

    As far as AC welding, for many years it was the industry standard. I imagine there are many more AC machines in home and auto shops than AC/DC or DC only.
    4T or not 4T, that is the question.

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