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    MIG is fairly easy to learn the basics. Then lots and lots of practice. A autodarkening helmet will save alot of frustration when learning. I learned by just playing around at work. Once I figured out to look at the puddle not the arc my welds got better. Tipping the MIG gun slightly to the side helps to see.

    As far as getting the voltage and wire speed at the right combination, the welding should sound like a constant bacon sizzle. Just make test welds on a piece of scrap and play with the settings. I do that every time I start up now. I've had to grind out too many bubbly welds because I forgot to turn on the gas .

    I liked the Richard Finch welding books for some practical knowledge.

    Good luck, Jon Bohlander

    [This message has been edited by moldmonkey (edited 03-19-2005).]
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