Powcon stick welder - good welds

Hi everyone. I used a Powcon welding machine to SMAW / stick to weld some steel for civils today - first use of a Powcon welding machine. With 7018 3.2mm (1/8th-inch) rods. My impression - on onlooker might take me for an expert welder :-) The machine gave a very sweet weld. The arc was penetrative - but smooth. Had a soft hissing sound. Etc. The slag was a soft brown colour, and self-peeled. I get the impression that Powcon machine is right up there... ???

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Richard Smith
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That is why you use 7018...

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