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Old 12-17-2011, 02:26 AM
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Originally Posted by polarred21 View Post

A small stick welder one that is AC/DC would be the most versatile for welding thicker metals. Start out with 6010, 6011 and 6013 rods, 3/32 and 1/8" for general use and easy to strike an arc. 7018 is the industry standard low hydrogen rod.
Completely forgot that some of the smaller ones don't have dc. Go to your nearest welding supply shop and ask for a fast freeze rod and lh. They even make aluminum rods now no idea on the quality of the weld but my dads john boat does.

I'm a certified welder also what'd you do with your certifications?