I'm new here. In college while training as a machinist we took welding. The ONLY thing I remember from those classes was that 7018?? was a general purpose rod and 6011 seemed to spatter a lot. That's it!

Over the last few years I have picked up a nice little Astromig Power Mig 110 with a large bottle of CO2 and a smaller one of Argon. Then I picked up a Century 230 amp model 110-110. I think I'm pretty much covered for whatever welding I need to do. Total investment $270.00.

I am a brutally bad stick welder but find I have a much easier time laying down a bead with the mig but it's only so capable.

I'll be posting a question about some issues I'm having with the Century so thanks for any help if you see the posting.

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