View Full Version : cheat sheets for mig, tig and stick

02-04-2007, 01:42 PM
i was looking at the miller web site and found their welding calculators. well, instead of paying 1.99 for each i went to each parameter individually and put them in a spreadsheet.
made these for my little cousins who help me on the weekends. they like to just turn it up and weld, and i gave them these and their welds are looking alot better.
can't figure out how to post spreadsheets on here so i am using fileuploading.

mig solid wire (http://www.uploading.com/files/ABDI9VK4/migsolid.wdb.html)
mig flux core (http://www.uploading.com/files/2KMBKFPF/migfluxcored.wdb.html)
stick (http://www.uploading.com/files/HV3FEV9N/stick.wdb.html)

hope ya'll can get some use out of them. all you have to do is click the link, once there, enter the security number and hit download.

02-04-2007, 01:47 PM
It says you need a username and password. I can host them if you want to e-mail them.

02-04-2007, 06:17 PM
i cant view them

02-04-2007, 06:27 PM
sorry about that, i didn't realize all the schcrap you gotta go through to get the files. it does work, just enter the number wait then hit download.
micozone, emailed you on aol and you comp account, thanks.

02-04-2007, 06:35 PM
yep, me neither dont have works.

02-04-2007, 07:44 PM
He sent them to me, I'll get them converted, up and host them after the Superbowl. :)

02-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Okay, the files were in a MS Works Database format. So, for ease of reading, I converted them to .CSV files. This means you will be able to read them in the MicroSoft Excel program. Let me know if anyone has issues:

Hmm, the forum setup won't let me attach .csv files, i'll have to host them after all. BRB...

Here we go:




Right click, save file as...

02-05-2007, 08:19 PM
Ahh, mucho better. Thanks fella's.

02-24-2007, 06:56 PM
Really not very clear.

02-24-2007, 07:21 PM
The FIRST column is weld material type - steel, SS, aluminum.

The SECOND column is process - GMAW, hence the spreadsheet name - MIG Solid.

The THIRD column is Material Size or Thickness.

The FOURTH column is AMPS required to weld the material thickness.

The FIFTH column is VOLTS.

The SIXTH column is rod size, or in this case, wire size.

The SEVENTH column is Inches Per Minute (IPM) or SPEED of TRAVEL.

The EIGTH column is gas type - the recommended gas for the process and material.

The NINTH column is for process, material, etc. notes - need to know.

CLEAR ? Hope that helps...

02-24-2007, 09:28 PM
thanks micro, there was some loss in the conversion between a spreadsheet and the csv format, man your on the stick.

02-25-2007, 12:45 AM
No problem, here to help. :)

02-25-2007, 03:05 AM
These cheat sheets are *exactly* why my HP Jornada 720 is so valuable to me. I can't remember my own name some days, much less all the other stuff.

My 720 is the best $100 non-welding tool I've ever purchased. Period. It's got wifi and I can even do light internet with it. And MSN, and excel/word, outlook, mp3, videos, blah blah blah. :laugh:

02-25-2007, 04:33 PM
What's the more common document program in use between us? I'd be willing to retype M'zones data. Real handy info, just lost a lot in the translation for me.

02-25-2007, 05:03 PM
I actually converted it for backuproller. Both Miller and Airgas have these charts, you could scan them and host it as a picture.

02-25-2007, 06:06 PM
Actually retyped the mig form in spreadsheet using WordPerfect nicely, but it's the wrong file type. Tried converting it several ways and wasted a couple hours. Not gonna work the way I wanted, can't scan it in 'cause it's too big, and don't know how to "host" as you put it. Don't mind retyping the whole shebang, but maybe I need a little technical assistance?

02-25-2007, 08:34 PM
Let me know what you need help with.

02-26-2007, 10:11 AM
Wanted to be able to post it in a nice spreadsheet style so it was easily readable, like a boxed out chart. I retyped the mig flux core chart, but this website won't accept the WordPerfect file type for upload. I can print out what I made which looks good, but can't post it. I tried converting it by scanning the printed sheet and making it a bmp image, but even using the lowest resolution the file size is way too large. The only programs I have available on this computer are WorPerfect 11, Wordpad, Notepad. If you can give me a way to make it uploadable I don't mind the project of taking the info posted already and retyping it. If it's not possible no biggie.

03-16-2007, 09:52 PM
nice :cool:

07-17-2007, 07:12 AM
here you go

08-05-2007, 12:53 PM
Very nice!!

05-11-2008, 03:15 AM
wow very well done! Any info on the flux core over 3/16? We average from 3/16 to 1/2.

We run on 1/4 inch plate:
27 volts and 300 wire (for .045 wire)
27 volts and 280 wire (for .052 wire)

Wire is flux core with mix gas. mix I believe is CO2, Helium, and argon... Not sure on that. Also dont know what exact type of flux but is the more common type.

05-13-2008, 02:26 PM
Great cheat-sheets! I'll save these and print-em for the shop!

Now if I could only convert amps (or volts) to alphebetic switch settings and wire feed in inches to arbitrary numerical dial settings on my Lincoln 14 MIG....

The chart on the inside of the spool compartment is a helpful guide, but doesn't cover much.