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By on August 21st, 2015 in Dewalt, Miller Welding

Cutting 1/8″ thick 3″ square steel tubing with a Dewalt D28710 Chop Saw for welding

Yesterday, I needed to cut 2 pieces from a 3″ square steel tube which was 1/8″ thick.  I also made some additional cuts from my first cut to make a cap for the pole.  I made a 3″ square and welded it on as the cap.  I used a Dewalt D28710 Chop Saw and welded it all together using a Millermatic 211 without gas using Hobart H222108-R22 10-Pound E71T-11 Carbon-Steel Flux-Cored Welding Wire, 0.035-Inch.  Today, I also called a local gas place (Gas and Supply) and will break down and purchase some gas Monday.  🙂  Wow this Hobart stuff splatters like crazy…. Maybe the gas will smooth things out?  A welding buddy laughed at my welds and said I should purchase some gas the other day.  LOL  🙂

When cutting the square tubing the results were very clean and nice cuts.  But it just took forever…. around 5 minutes.

The Dewalt D28710 14″ 355mm 4hp is rated for 15 amps and is 120 V ac only.

By on July 2nd, 2015 in Miller Welding

Miller’s Millermatic 211 Mig Welder


Apparently…. the Millermatic 211 comes with the Miller M-100 Gun #248 282 which is 10 feet long ((3 m), .030 –.035 in (0.8 – 0.9 mm)).

I never realized how short 10 feet was!  LOL 🙂  Barely made it with the welder on my roof rack thing.  Also I welded some galvanized crap today.  Seemed like I needed to turn up the power a little?  But I was doing all my welding over my head and in a confined spot.  Thank goodness I purchase a Hobart Welding Jacket and a hat similar to the Lapco hat before trying to weld today.  I really could not tell exactly what I was doing…. but it seemed like my Hobart flux wire splattered 10x as bad?