Both butt and fillet welds:
16 ga (1/16"), 1/8", 1/4", over 1/4?
For 16 ga, I'll use 1/16 rod
For 1/8 mat'l, 3/32 rod
1/4 mat'l: 1/8 rod
Over 1/4: rarely weld this, but just use the heaviest I got, usually 1/8 or
Don't have the strongest machine, either (miller econotig), altho I did nice
fillets on 3/8" to 1/2" plate.
Just ordinary rod, 6013, mebbe 7014.
In my hunt for "decent" rod, I'd also like to get a useful assortment of
Someone recently mentioned 5/64 rod.
Some of the hardware stores around here get a box in once in a while when
ever the mood hits them. But the place that usually always has it in stock
is walmart. They keep it in stock along with 1/16 rod for the little 50A/70A
AC welders they sell. The little welder is designed to use 1/16 rod at 50A
and 5/64 rod at 70A.
They want $7 for a half pound, but they have it.