Finally got around to using my new Dynasty 200DX this weekend. Took a while to wire the outlet. Played around with some 16 gage sheet metal. The machine is very nice though I am clearly a beginner. Only stuck the electrode once though. Suspect this means I am holding it too far away.
I am getting ready to begin my first project which will be a small electric cart for my son. It will be 1 by 2 by 1/16th steel tube frame. Any advice on machine settings would be appreciated. I was going to use 1/16th 2% lanthanated electrode. Gas lens. I figured about 75 amps and adjust with the foot pedal. This is about as sophisticated as I get so any corrections or additions would be appreciated. Also, should I use filler on this thickness. I've seen some articles indicate it is not necessary at this thickness while others indicate to use it.
If I am forgetting anything, please feel free to give an opinion. Better learn now than make a mistake.