Welding on a TIG, MIG, Stick Multi Process Welding Machine: Part 2 (MIG)

What you will see in this episode:

This episode is part 2 of the 3 part series on the Everlast MIG, TIG, and Stick Multi-Process Machine. Part 1 of the series concentrated on everything to do with the TIG welding features of the welder. In this part, Mr. TIG will look exclusively at the MIG welding functions. Take note that Mr. TIG is NOT a professional MIG welder, so in this part you will see how intuitive the machine really is (or isn’t).

The Setup:

In MIG welding we use a new gas...
The first thing you will notice in this episode that is different from every other TIG Time episode is the type of gas that Wyatt is using. In all previous TIG welding demonstrations, we have used 100% Argon gas. Well, in this episode we are testing the Metallic Inert Gas (MIG) function of the machine. And when it comes to MIG welding, we use what is called a MIG mix. There are many different gas mixtures, but in this episode we will be using an Argon 75% / CO2 25% mix.

Getting your settings to work for you…
It is important to note the diameter of your wire when you put it in, because it will make it much easier on you when you go to adjust the settings on the front of the machine. When looking at the front of the machine, it is also important to make sure you are grounded properly! There are two ports on the front of the machine that the ground will “fit” into… Make sure you are plugged in to the negative (-) port or nothing is going to happen. After getting the cables all plugged into the right spots, now it’s time to set your machine for welding. Notice how Wyatt sets the material and thickness first, and then moves on to voltage and wire speed. Setting this may take some practice, but after you get the settings you like, the machine demoed in this video actually has a feature where you can lock in and save your settings for up to 9 situations. The rest of the settings are pretty self-explanatory… Make sure you choose the MIG welding option (not Stick or TIG Welding), choose 2T so you can run the MIG gun, and set your gas to between 15-20 CFH.

The Welding:

As mentioned before, Mr. TIG is not a professional MIG welder, so you will see some of the samples he did before he got the welder set in to the settings he liked. You will also see that it didn’t take long to get nice results. This episode doesn’t concentrate as much on “how to weld” as it does “is there a welder that can handle MIG, Stick, and TIG for around $1000.00”. And as you can see from this demonstration, the machine handles MIG welding pretty well.

MIG Evaluation:

The Evaluation for the MIG functions is coming soon! To see the TIG evaluation sheet, check out Part 1 of this series.