I saw this on another board, ". . . welding VW sheetmetal is a royal pain in the ***. it is extremely thin for a car, so it burns through very easilly. . . . with the voltage AND the wire speed cranked ALL the way down to 1 it STILL burns through on ocasion... [another guy on this board] is using an in-line dimmer switch, between the wall outlet and the welder, to crank down the voltage being fed into the welder itself, thus reducing the output voltage at the tip of the welder...As soon as I can get some time to look it over, build one and test it, Ill post up some pictures and wiring instructions so you guys can build one yerself. seems safe enough (in theory) and I am pretty sure it will work ... mostly cuz [the other guy] has been using it on his build for months now with no problems . . . ."
What do you folks think about this way to "gear down" a MIG for ~24 gauge sheet metal?
Would the wire feed motor (or anything else inside the welder) be messed up?
And would a light bulb dimmer or a electric motor (e.g., fan) dimmer be best?
Thanks. BTW, I have a HH135 if it matters.
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