Is there any first hand knowledge of "Flux Core" SS mig wire out there? I don't need any at the moment,but I've got a lot of SS laying around in one form or another and some could be used for other things than it's intended forms.
People seem to be aware of the product,but think it's only used in production work and those that have seen or used this wire don't seem inclined to share their impressions of it's use.
I'm not the only one that has asked on this or other forums about welding SS,but the standard answer seems to center around solid SS wire & Tri-mix or C25 or Argon or Tig it.
While these methods may have some success depending on who does the welding....It doesn't address the original question in most cases.
They "DO" make a SS flux core wire.....which I assume was intended to mig weld SS. Most information I've found usually requires some sort of shielding gas,but not Tri-mix(one less gas bottle).
The only small roll (1#) I found was $54,which is high unless you factor in another seldom used gas bottle(and SS wire isn't cheap anyway).
Does anyone have any first hand knowledge/use of this form of SS flux core wire that would care to share it's performance and perhaps where it might be purchased in smaller than a 10# roll for occasional usage.
I've looked around the www and the information I've found has been mostly from manufacturers of the wire,not from an end user and only one faint picture of a weld. It looked like it was done with a solid SS wire and gas.
I've seen lots of questions about how to fix/repair/weld SS but everyone sidesteps the flux core SS ,even if asked specifically about flux core,and the thread continues along like nothing was said or asked about the FC SS wire.
So if anyone has any definative information on "Flux Core" SS wire....Please.... Step-up to the plate and let the rest pick your brain about it's qualities or lack of usefulness.
Thanks,Hope this answers some of the questions floating around on this subject.