Originally Posted by Goolsbymd
So when I bought my welding kit it came with a hand held face sheild so I went and bought a head mounted with auto dimming lens and its still pretty bright to the point where when I look up with the face sheild off i can still see green blots etc for a few minutes. Is this normal or should I find a better lens perhaps one that doesn't auto dim?
I tend to pull rather than push so I can't see the welding pool to good should I break my habit and push? Any trick for setting wire speed/power for metal thickness or am i just gonna have to practice and learn this?
Sometimes when welding it will cut out for a second while welding, the connections are good and im keeping my hand the same distance from the metal so Im guessing its a wire speed that needs to be turned up, or do you think its something else?
Sorry for the long read and thanks.
If the helmet isn't adjustable then you need a darker one. Otherwise adjust it to like 12 that's where I like to have it.
I like to push so I can see the welding pool, just be careful not to touch the weld with your glove, I use two hands also. But you can do either/or, it just takes practice.
On some welders there is a chart for thickness to set wire speed and amperage, if there isn't on on the inside of the cover then I'm sure you can find one on the net or somethin.
If you're blowing through the metal either move faster or turn down the amperage. If it's popping and blowing through it needs turned down, or you need to speed up, or turn the wire speed up, if its pushing back on ya and skipping then you need to turn the wire feed down or turn the amperage up. It's all a feel, you'll get it set to your liking eventually but find the chart as a starting point.
Hope I helped!