The smallest diameter mild steel filler metal I can get from my local weldi ng supplier is 1/16, but when I use a .04 tungsten electrode, I find it har d to melt, and the bead is the classic "turkey droppings". Running about 65 amps; any higher burns through my work piece (again mild steel scrap).
I was told to get a 0.045 mig spool. I did, but it very hard to use due to the coil. I cut off a small length, try to straighten by hand, but it is st ill too crooked to accurately dab into puddle.
Is there an online supplier for 0.04 or 0.045 filler? Or is there a way to straighten from a mig spool? Thanks for any advice.