I'm new-ish to mig welding and have a number of questions. I purchased
a smallish MIG machine, Decastar 135 by Deca (itallian). I bought it
'cause it was at a ridiculously good price and I can convert to gas
with ease. here's the 'but'...I'm rebuilding a Chevette and have to
weld on new sections of the body. I have yet to touch torch to body
yet and have just done a couple of small projects, but I find it too
hot for sheetmetal. It seems to just blow right through for the most
its got 4 settings and obviously the variable wirefeed, but even at
the lowest setting its still spouting 55 amps and 14v. another
thing......It didn't come with a chart, so I'm forced to experiment
with the feed and heat every time I change metal thickness.
was initially worried that the damned thing wouldn't be powerful enough
if I ever wanted to do anything more industrial than brackets and body
work, but now I'm sorely tempted to return it or hunt around for a
"dimmer" (rheostat) I could wire into the lowest heat setting to give
me full control over the heat.
oh, and yea I'm still using flux core since I'm woking in my driveway
and trying to keep the cost down for the time being.
16 years ago