MIG Welding...Which Welding Process Should I Try First? MIG Welding Part 2
MIG Welding, Which Process Should You Try First?
MIG welding as a welding process is comparatively cheap in the long run. Metal transfer efficiency is higher than stick and filler wire is usually much more inexpensive per pound than stick welding rods are per pound. This makes it a good choice for those with limited budgets. Selecting the right roll size and capability requires a little research, but overall it’s not a deal killer when it comes to the convenience of MIG. As far as MIG portability goes, it varies just as with stick welders. Transformers can be huge and bulky to move around, even when they are equipped with their own undercarriage. But inverters like the Everlast Power i-MIGs are highly desirable by weighing in at weights that at times are less than 25% of the standard transformer MIG machine. Power consumption is minimal with inverter MIGs as well. Maintenance needs are light too, with only an occasional blowing out of the gun liner, and cleaning of the machine is required. MIGs can lay down smooth beads time after time without requiring much skill. To bolster this claim, the lowest paid welding jobs in a factory or production setting are typically MIG welders. Large factories typically employ MIG where possible because of the huge savings in production time and cost due to the low overhead and labor costs of operating a MIG. MIG makes things so easy and fast, that most people settle for MIG to be their only welder and never look beyond this process to increase the welding skills.
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