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Thread: What's better? Electrically hot or cold tip

  1. Default What's better? Electrically hot or cold tip

    I see some mig machines advertised as having electrically hot or cold tips.
    I understand this to mean : contact tip not energized till trigger is pulled= cold
    Contact tip energized whenever the welder is turned on, trigger not pulled = hot.
    Which is considered better? Hot seems to be less safe, but then again no different than a stick welder.
    Is one or the other associated with higher quality welders?

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    Hot is not good. It's a cheap way to make a welder. No advantage at all.

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    Thanks Mark

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