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Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

Postby spencerdiesel » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:54 pm

My awesome uncle gave it to me, what should I know? I can push a puddle, but my knowledge flutters much beyond that :roll: Which electrode is best for what? I really like how 7018 handles.
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Re: Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

Postby oldestof11 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:33 am

DC seems to produce a better weld IMHO.
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Re: Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

Postby ellis93 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:52 am

7018 are dc rods.....as far as I know,have been told. Any 6010/6011 rod is ac.
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Re: Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

Postby matthewh » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:23 pm

Most rods are AC/DC. If your not sure, double check the pkg and they'll give you an amp range and what power to use.
Typically, you run DC+ when your stick welding, provides a smoother arc, less spatter, etc. Your machine may not have a selector to give you the option between DC+ and DC-. If it doesn't, its wired for DC+.
If you want less penetration, run DC-, or in your case, use the ground as the stinger, and the electrode holder as the ground.
Play with the AC function though, its gotta wicked sound to it while welding, kinda mad scientist kinda sound
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Re: Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

Postby spencerdiesel » Thu Nov 12, 2015 7:45 pm

Thanks ya'll!
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Re: Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

Postby 2uphill » Tue Nov 17, 2015 4:50 pm

makes a difference what position u weld also... verticle, horizontil... the dc- I run when I want to put hardfacing rod on things
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Re: Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC

Postby 2uphill » Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:48 pm

6013 is a good all position rod
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