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    Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    Headed over in the morning to purchase the 125 DC welder does anyone have any recommendations for the best flux core to run in it? With my Vulcan I used HF solid wire and it worked pretty darn nice, but this is flux core and its been years since I ran one of those, and its an invertor. Suggestions,... please.
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    The small welders work best with 0.030 size.
    I like E71T-11 you can use E71T-GS

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    Headed over in the morning to purchase the 125 DC welder does anyone have any recommendations for the best flux core to run in it? With my Vulcan I used HF solid wire and it worked pretty darn nice, but this is flux core and its been years since I ran one of those, and its an invertor. Suggestions,... please.

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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    The small welders work best with 0.030 size.
    I like E71T-11 you can use E71T-GS

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    Thanks Dave but I should of said Brand also...
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    Lincoln NR-211 or Hobart HB 21... My bad, Hobart calls it Fabshield 21B.
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    I go with best price.
    The spec on the wire is all that is needed.
    After buying tons of rod & wire the brand goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    Thanks Dave but I should of said Brand also...

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    +1 for Lincoln. Avoid INE like the plague!
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    Well guys I ended up with the Century FC90 as I felt I should support a USA based company. I purchased the suggested Lincoln wire which is 2x the price of any others?? Where is the Lincoln wire made? INE the other stuff says Italy and gets rave reviews from the UK and European sources. I must say the Lincoln welds nice and little if any spatter. I think brand name matters when it comes to quality control. This is not my first welder over the past 65 years, but it will be my last as I turn 77 very soon.
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    Buy from a welding supply. Box store pricing is crazy on wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Welder Dave View Post
    Buy from a welding supply. Box store pricing is crazy on wire.
    When I was working / teaching I could buy at the LWS and get a great discount as I used the company account and paid cash. Not anymore, unless you have a $1000 order you won't even get waited on!! I find Amazon, Home Depot and Lowes the lowest cost option for exactly the same, exactly the same brand, and product. I tried INE the FC wire that says Italy and found less smoke, spatter and none of the pinholes the Lincoln NR-211 wire had and at 1/2 the price! The Lincoln wire breaks and snaps easy, like it has too much flux and not enough steel.
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    I never tried the trial spool of wire that came with my Titanium 125, but have had real good luck with Lincoln NR211-MP. Way less spatter than with the Hobart E71T-11. Both do work well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    Well guys I ended up with the Century FC90 as I felt I should support a USA based company. I purchased the suggested Lincoln wire which is 2x the price of any others?? Where is the Lincoln wire made? INE the other stuff says Italy and gets rave reviews from the UK and European sources. I must say the Lincoln welds nice and little if any spatter. I think brand name matters when it comes to quality control. This is not my first welder over the past 65 years, but it will be my last as I turn 77 very soon.
    I bought the INE Flux core based on the reviews - my HF (DCEN) splattered worse than anything else I've tried.

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    None of my welds ever looked that bad!

    I do acknowledge INE spattered a bit more (but not as above) but I consider it a trade off for not breaking and kinking like the NR 211 wire when trying to load it or the smoke and pin holes when welding. BTW I wonder which HF welder you have for your flux core? Most of the low end ones are AC out. They must of taken the $99 and $149 units off the market.
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    I've had no issues with the NR211-MP out of mine. Decent welds with hardly any spatter nor porosity. Seems to load ok, never any breakage... that's all news to me...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...15998b96ff.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...e5ea004ed8.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...800aef66aa.jpg

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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    I've tried to use the Lincoln wire off and on for years on my flux core welders, and its always had a problem with kinking when trying to bend or just plain breaking. Here is one review that touches on it...

    https://weldguru.com/best-flux-core-wires/
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgeorge View Post
    None of my welds ever looked that bad!

    I do acknowledge INE spattered a bit more (but not as above) but I consider it a trade off for not breaking and kinking like the NR 211 wire when trying to load it or the smoke and pin holes when welding. BTW I wonder which HF welder you have for your flux core? Most of the low end ones are AC out. They must of taken the $99 and $149 units off the market.
    LOL - I'm new to welding (like you couldn't tell haha) but had pretty good luck with Lincoln bought from Home Depot. I got a spool of the INE and it just popped BB's everywhere. On my HF welder I did the polarity reversal mod using a bridge rectifier and capacitor. (Long story - but it's moved on now...) That said, the INE solid wire I'm using in my mig (.030 and .023) both are very very good.
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    I was going to do the same thing, convert a lower cost one to DC but I said what the heck. This invertor draws so little amperage and is so small it will go with me to the retirement village whatever so I can weld in the garage. Don't get me wrong, the Lincoln wire is good but the breaking when going to tie it back to the spool for storage and the issues trying to get it through the rollers was too much hassle. The INE has less smoke and worked good in the Lincoln FC90 and I was getting pinholes no matter what with the NR211.

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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    I personally prefer the NR211 when running fluxcore, I think it lays down nicer. I generally prefer Gas mig though.
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    Re: Best flux core wire for Titanium 125?

    How many other brands have try the type and size

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAVEMANN View Post
    I personally prefer the NR211 when running fluxcore, I think it lays down nicer. I generally prefer Gas mig though.

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