Originally Posted by Taylor
Ive never tried 60 series rods. Have you welded with any 70 or 80's?
As far as penetration, doesnt stick have the advantage?
I know with the correct settings wire can do awesome, but doesnt stick have an almost "safety net" as far as penetration and holding an arc?
No 80's series, but ALOT of 7018 and 7024. too much lol. Alot of specialized rods, like stainless, high carbon, alot of work hardening ones, and even aluminum stick once.
As far as more penetration with stick, its all on how you set it up. If set up right, then there really isnt any noticeable difference in penetration to me. But you can control the heat a little bit better with stick without touching the machine IMO.