6013s? just out of my own curiosity.. how are they diff than 6010s and 6011s(i know the 11s are used on AC machines)
but ya man, id get a stick welder that is ac and dc... and later on, you can get a scratch start Tig added on to the welder. thats what i will be doing once i move, stick welding is easy, just be sure to wear long sleeves or a leather welding jacket... i wear long sleeve wrangler shirts with a medium startch and it still gets burned thru. ha it looks like ive put cigarrets out on my arms ive been burned so many times from the slag and splatter.
just a tip for stick welding.. with say a 6010 rod.. strike it like a match then pull it away from the metal a bit so it doesnt stick and use a painting motion of back n forth to get a nice looking bead... and if ya mess with 7018 rods.. you just tap the rod agaisnt the metal and with this rod, jus watch the "puddle" and slowly drag it down the metal.. with vertical up use the painting motion tho...
and you can down hill a 6010 for a nice smooth weld. but it wont penetrate as much, but an acceptable weld.
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