4. INSTALL THE WIRE
a. Select welding wire - We recommend the use of .030 Wire on this unit. However, .023 -
.035 wire may be used. Both four-inch and eight-inch wire spools can be used on this
- Metal thinner than 24-gauge cannot be welded with this machine. Attempting to do so will cause burn-
through in the metal you are intending to weld.
- Do not use rusty wire. Remove any wire that is rusty. If the whole spool is rusty, discard it and use
ELECTRIC SHOCK CAN KILL!
Always turn the power switch OFF and unplug the power cord from the AC power source before
NOTE: Before installing, make sure that you have removed any old wire from the torch assembly.
This will help to prevent the possibility of the wire jamming inside the gun liner.
NOTE: Be very careful when removing the welding nozzle. The contact tip on this welder is live
whenever the torch trigger is pulled. Make certain power is turned OFF.
i. Remove the nozzle and contact tip from the end of the torch assembly. See
ii. Make sure the proper groove on the drive roller is in place for the wire installed. If
iii. Remove the packaging from the spool of wire and then identify the leading end of
not, change the drive roller as described in a previous section, INSTALL THE
the wire secured on the edge of the spool. DO NOT UNHOOK IT AT THIS TIME.
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