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    I jumped into welding about two months ago and bought a syncrowave 250, and started practicing, my alu welding has progressed awsome, in fact i just did a soda can this morning. unfortunately stainless isnt going so well. pool builds fine then arc starts spitting a little, if i add filler it spits horrible! welds look overheated/charred im not using much current just enough to build the pool and maintain it. What am i doing wrong????

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    oh hey......... DCEN works way better than AC. im learning!

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    • #3
      what are your settings and the thickness of the SS ??
      i want to say its a lack of gas isue. back gassing is a must with thin stuff. i usualy up my flow a bit and increase my post flow for SS and use a bit larger cup ( usualy a gas saver with the clear cup) i get good coverage that way. a gas lens would also be good, but you should be able to do it fine with a standerd TIG setup. i'm still fairly new at TIG but thease things have worked well for me.
      thanks for the help
      ......or..........
      hope i helped
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      • #4
        overheating? wrong rod?

        sure it's stainless?

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        • #5
          Well lets try the basics...Is the tungsten prepared correctly,and not contaminated?
          Is the s.s clean?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by catdr View Post
            oh hey......... DCEN works way better than AC. im learning!
            I think he figured it out on his own.

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              catdr oh hey......... DCEN works way better than AC. I'm learning
              funny how ya gotta keep playing with then knobs when ya chang job's, AC-DCEN-DCEP, and thats not even getting into freq. and pulse.....so many buttons so little time...

              well at least i can stick to one tungsten, its always 2% lanthanated.
              thanks for the help
              ......or..........
              hope i helped
              sigpic
              feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. [email protected]
              summer is here, plant a tree. if you don't have space or time to plant one sponsor some one else to plant one for you. a tree is an investment in our planet, help it out.
              JAMES

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