I did a Google search and I'm now more confused than when I started ....
I have a Hobart Handler 140 and I've been using it for light gauge mild
steel. I run C-25 gas and solid wire most of the ime, but I have used
flux core out doors.Although my welds (with stick) have always been
sound, they have never been called "pretty". With the MIG, the welds are
not only strong, but , well... they're pretty ....
I would like to weld some stainless, thin gauge stuff, 16-22 gauge,
types 430 and 304. This is a non structural application.I've got about
25 ss appliance panels sitting around from a prototyping project that is
finished and I would like to make a smoker and a couple of other little
My question is: Can I use the C-25 gas for stainless? I know that the
weld will need to passivated and buffed to get the color back, but will
the C-25 and stainless wire give me sound welds? I know that TIG would
be the process of choice for most of you, but I lack a TIG and although
it is tempting to go buy a new toy, the reality of my life is that I
don't have time right now to learn a new process.
Thanks in advance
17 years ago