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In gtaw process, welding mild steel plate, what is recommended for size and type of tungsten and filler rod? I want to make sure that i buy the right supplies.
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Just in general,2% thoriated (red tipped) depending on the thickness your welding, tungsten sizes would carry 1/16 50-100 amps,3/32 100-180 amps,1/8 150-210 amps.
ER70S-6 filler is mild steel filler that will work well. A good tip would be to use proper prep. methods for the material, such as removing mill scale and other impurities. This will keep a much more stable weld puddle and keep it from swirling on you which is tough to maintain and makes it much harder to leave an astatically sound weld.
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