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    iMIG 230i thin metal

    I ask this in general terms, not trying to do the absolute thinnest possible. :-)

    Got a iMIG 230i and havenít been able to get everything setup and going yet, getting close.

    Out of curiosity, using Lincoln L-56 .030 wire, 75/25 gas whatís the thinnest practical metal can weld?

    I realize can get .023 wire and it would be better for thin metal, just wondering with what I have, the thinnest practical metal is. And I know that an experienced/skilled welder can weld thinner stuff than I can.

    Thinking more along the lines of fixing/repairing small things that need little welding done. When donít want to change wire and do simple repairs and such. Not welding car body panels or something that needs to have nice looking welds.

    Again, just general question, not the absolute thinnest etc

    When I get it going shortly Iíll try and see what I can do, but thought Iíd ask.

    Cheers, Allen

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    Re: iMIG 230i thin metal

    Probably around 22 gauge. But on average 20 gauge.
    Esab Migmaster 250
    Lincoln SA 200
    Lincoln Ranger 8
    Smith Oxy Fuel setup
    Everlast PowerPlasma 80
    Everlast Power iMIG 160
    Everlast Power iMIG 205
    Everlast Power iMIG 140E
    Everlast PowerARC 300
    Everlast PowerARC 140ST
    Everlast PowerTIG 255EXT

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    Re: iMIG 230i thin metal

    That’s pretty impressive, didn’t realize it would work on that thin of metal with .030 wire. Anxious to get it going and start welding with it.

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    Re: iMIG 230i thin metal

    Adjustable inductance makes a world of difference.
    Esab Migmaster 250
    Lincoln SA 200
    Lincoln Ranger 8
    Smith Oxy Fuel setup
    Everlast PowerPlasma 80
    Everlast Power iMIG 160
    Everlast Power iMIG 205
    Everlast Power iMIG 140E
    Everlast PowerARC 300
    Everlast PowerARC 140ST
    Everlast PowerTIG 255EXT

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