Tools & Fabrication - Mig wire questions
12-25-2011, 08:52 AM
Whats a good brand of mig wire?.....Lowes sells Lincoln wire which would be convenient, but I've also seen Forney wire and a few other brands around for sale.....What brand is everyone here using?
12-25-2011, 09:32 AM
I have used HF wire and it was ok. I personally run a Lincoln welder and run the 10lb Lincoln flux spools from Home Depot or whatever. Never had any issues with it. I think most stuff around the average garage it probably wouldn't matter much.
12-25-2011, 10:21 AM
Lincoln wire is just fine. Not the cheapest costing but if it is convenient, the driving 10 miles to save $5 dollars doesn't make sense.
From what I have been told wire is wire. If is says Lincoln you know it will be good. I forget the name of what we get from the local welding shop.
12-25-2011, 11:24 AM
for welding exhausts, wire is wire.... when doing anything that matters, get a quality wire. Lincoln, esab, hobart make great wires.... HF I wouldnt trust at all for content.
12-25-2011, 08:53 PM
I've read that HF wire is inconsistent so I'll be avoiding that.....Sound like most of the name brands are all a decent wire
12-25-2011, 11:24 PM
make sure to get your heat and wire speed dialed in for good welding.
12-26-2011, 07:14 AM
PRO-STAR is good wire it comes in the white ,blue and teal boxes. always had good luck with it and its affordable too
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