So, I take a little time to actually read some of the the instructions for my new Thermal Arc 181i...'just got it yesterday, and still haven't had any time to play with it. I open the manual to Stick Welding (SMAW)..
First thing that hits me (p.4-11 "Electrode E7014 is not recommended for use with this machine". Darn!, one of my old favorites!...'must be because this is an inverter??? It does go on to explain that this is a nice, easy to use rod for general purpose welding...which has been my experience..but doesn't say why not to use it on this unit????
Then, ( 4-14), when discussing Arc Length, they do say that E7014 would make welding much easier, because they do not stick. They do not go on to say what similar performance can be had with????rod, now that they have told us NOT to use 7014???
Then (4-14 again) They tell me use E7014 in Butt welds....
At this point , after flipping back-and-forth, it was getting late, and I figured I just wasn't "getting it"...
Maybe I'll read it again today...maybe I should just ignore their advice when they say NOT to do something???
The manual was printed in the USA...but it looks like its going down the path of those famous Chinese Instructions I chuckle at on so many imported gizmos...
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