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    Stickweld 140

    Can anyone tell me what your experience is when using the Stickweld 140, pertaining to what is the thickest metal I can actually expect to weld while set at it highest settings? Thanks

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    I've got one and love the little machine. I use mine in my mfg'ing of grapples and accumulators. Most of that is 3/8" thick material and find with a 7018 I need to set in the 116-121 amp range ... the thickest I have to weld on them is the hydraulic cylinder mounts which are 3/4" material standing upright on 3/8" plate with 1/4" by 3" 45degree brace brackets as reinforcement ... it handles that just fine as well .... thats a 4" weld

    I use very little 6011 rods ... but when I do they seem to burn hot on this machine. Its a great little welder.
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    Blueriver, My machine also appears to be burning the 6011 rod a little too hot also. How about the size rod that you use? I bought 7018 and 6011 both in the 3/32" size. I had some 6010 in 1/8" size and I cant even get a spark while plugged in to 110 house outlet and set to 140 amps. Do I need to be plugged in to 220 to strike and burn any 1/8" rod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HFDARFF View Post
    Blueriver, My machine also appears to be burning the 6011 rod a little too hot also. How about the size rod that you use? I bought 7018 and 6011 both in the 3/32" size. I had some 6010 in 1/8" size and I cant even get a spark while plugged in to 110 house outlet and set to 140 amps. Do I need to be plugged in to 220 to strike and burn any 1/8" rod?
    I've run 220V all the time ... I'll plug it in tomorrow on 110 and fire away and see what results I get ... as they say ... Stand by!!!
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    I was able to get my Stickweld 140 to a friend's house and plug it into a 220 outlet. It lights off the 1/8" rod just fine and burns through them without a hiccup. I guess you must have 220v to even think about running 1/8 rods so it's time to install a 220v outlet in my garage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HFDARFF View Post
    I was able to get my Stickweld 140 to a friend's house and plug it into a 220 outlet. It lights off the 1/8" rod just fine and burns through them without a hiccup. I guess you must have 220v to even think about running 1/8 rods so it's time to install a 220v outlet in my garage.
    I'm so sorry ... I just didn't get to it ... I still want to see what it does ... I'll try to remember to do that today!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HFDARFF View Post
    time to install a 220v outlet in my garage.
    If you have an electric dryer you might wire up an extension cord with a dryer plug on one end and a receptacle that fits the 140 plug (looks like a NEMA 6-50, but I can't tell for sure). I run my extension cord out a window and weld outside.
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    Well I finally got to it ... on 110 the 7018 both the 3/32 and 1/8 I couldn't tell a difference in 110V to the 220V arc starting ... however on the 6011 1/8 (only had 1/8") took some scratching to get it ... then there was a little "stick" but a few attempts and I was doing okay ... I prefer the 220v but I could put up with the 110
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    I did more on the 110 ... it is doable ... I did this because a potential customer asked ... its really a good weld ... Needs a dedicated circuit or it will pop the breaker
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    Stickweld 140

    Quote Originally Posted by blueriver View Post
    I did more on the 110 ... it is doable ... I did this because a potential customer asked ... its really a good weld ... Needs a dedicated circuit or it will pop the breaker
    Here is a pic I took with my camera. the pic is not too good, but it may give an idea of what THE MACHINE RUNS LIKE ON 120V.
    As mentioned, a dedicated 20 amp circuit is really required for the machine to run properly.
    Most of what you see was done with my PowerPartner 4000 generator, except the 1/8 6011.

    This started out as a fillet weld, a 1/8 piece to a 1/4" piece.
    I started with 3/32 6013 at 65 amps, which was too cold I increased the amps with each pass, to 85 or 90 amps, at which time, I started getting more spatter.

    The last bead, on top, is a 1/8 6011 at I think 75 or 80. It was done the following day on household 20 amp circuit (not a dedicated circuit).
    I had to run it cold, because at 100 amps, it popped the breaker.

    3/32 6011 runs well on 120v, laying in there very nicely.
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