15 years ago
I bought myself a box of rod today, 3/32" 6013. I will be using this for
welding angle iron that is 1/8" thick with an AC buzzbox.
The recommendation for rod of this thickness is 30 to 80 amps, but I have
also read the rule of thumb to use an amp per mil of base metal (125A for
1/8" metal, for example).
So, for welding 1/8" angle iron, should I go with the max recommended for
the rod (80A), or the recommendation for the base metal (125A)?
I'm kind of assuming I'll want to use 80A, but since I'm a newbie at this
any advice is very useful.
Thanks for any insight into this,