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Registered: ‎07-22-2010
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Welder woes

I have a Millermatic 212 which I use very rarely and am not very good at.  I have a couple of questions for the experienced welders.

1.  It seems like I too often weld the wire into the gun so I have to grind it off to free it so it feeds again.  Does this sound like a wrong setting (like too slow wire speed) or wrong technique or what should I change/

2.  The wire seems to feed jerky to me, and the spool seems tight.  Is there some adjustment to make so the wire feeds smoothly?  I assume it should feed smooth.

I enjoy the welder and am using it more and more, but have a lot to learn (and right now I'm too busy to go to any schools).