welding 26 gauge sheetmetal


Old 08-22-04, 11:53 PM
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welding 26 gauge sheetmetal

i have a bit of a problem where the welder i have doesn't have a variable amperage knob, and it just blasts right through the metal i'm trying to weld, granted it's very thin metal. I was wondering if i should finally upgrade to a nicer welder which will take shielding gas, or if 26gauge is just too thin to weld and maybe i should try something else? Any and all help is greatly appreciated =)

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Old 08-23-04, 05:11 AM
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What would you be welding that's so thin?

If you can't turn down the heat then it surely won't work for anything thinner than the fixed setting would allow.
What make and model is it?

A mig welder is the right tool for this job but my 150 amp Miller mig welder lists 24 guage as the smallest on its chart.
Maybe a smaller 120 volt mig could weld thinner material.

You should be able to dig up this info on a Goggle search.

You could start your search here.
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