Welding aluminum with a MIG

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by smithmiller6, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. smithmiller6
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    smithmiller6 New Member

    I have a miller 185 mig,is it possible to weld alum?
    If not what da ya suggest without purchasing a tig.

    Last edited: Jun 26, 2009
  2. lumpy bumpy
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    lumpy bumpy Junior Member

    miller 185 no probs for ally welding if you know what your doing .
  3. SaltOntheBrain
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    SaltOntheBrain Senior Member

    I don't think your MM185 has the 14 pin switch to run a 30A spoolgun, but it will run the spoolmate gun. It's not as good, but it will work well most of the time.

    I've used this combo many times when my boss was hogging the 30A, and it got the job done. It's about half the price, too.


  4. Steve32
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    Steve32 Junior Member

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