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Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: California
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Take this advice with a grain of salt....
I'm your basic bench racer home hobbyist welder, I have a Lincoln 175 which is similar to yours.
You should treat yourself to a small tank of 75% Argon 25% CO2 shielding gas which will be fine for most steels, it will run you around $100 at the local welding shop and will make your welds look a lot nicer and probably stronger too, you'll be surprised how long a small tank will last.
I recently welded some fairly thin stainless on an exhaust clamp, I bought a small roll of 308LSI .23" (.6mm) gas shielded wire and used the standard 75/25 gas, I didn't break for the special tri mix Helium / Argon / CO2, the welds turned out really nice.
As I recollect, the stainless needed a little more heat than standard steel, I'd set your power control on "C" and the wire feed on "5" for starters, try a small test weld and see how it goes, you may need to go up or down one notch on the power.
Good Luck.
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