Welding with 6010

An article in our current issue may be of interest to hobbyist welders
who do stick welding. It's about running that old standby, E6010, with
inverter-type machines, and why the inexpensive hobbyist machines
don't often do it well. It also has some general info on running 6010
with any welder.
This is the Web version, which loads fast:
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If you'd like to see it in our flip book, use this URL:
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ESAB wrote this for me on request, and I asked them to cover a
specific subject. They did it really well, without pushing their own
machines every few paragraphs, like some do. I hardly had to edit a
word.
If you go to the flip book, take a look at page 21, too. It's a story
about a robotic "snake" that welds tubes from the inside. It's very
creepy, and you'll want to see the embedded videos.
Reply to
Ed Huntress
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Web article, not the flip book link:
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Videos mentioned in article:
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Thanks Ed, both articles were interesting. I don't have a DC stick welder but I had noticed that some inverter DC machines were not able to run 6010 rods. Now I know why :)
Reply to
Leon Fisk
Great, I'm glad you found them interesting. And thanks for posting those links.
It's hard to watch at those snake-welder videos without thinking about a proctology exam...or a sci-fi horror movie.
Reply to
Ed Huntress
A couple days ago I was welding (MAG) some small parts. I was trying to position them with one hand and tack them with the other. Gave up and machined a little relief to help position them. But next time I'm just going to sneak up on the job like that snake welder. I'm also practising entering a room the same way that snake does. :)
Reply to
whoyakidding
Sneaky, isn't it? I didn't write that story -- it was written by Larry Adams, our senior editor -- but I'd really like to see where it goes. It's hard for me to comprehend how they achieve such flexible travel at reasonable speeds like that.
Larry thought it was very cool and picked it up from some news announcement from the UK. He's going to keep an eye on it.
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Ed Huntress

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