<p>This is the ideal TIG welder for both the novice and the expert alike. The high start-up frequency gives you the ability to easily weld thin materials at low amps. And, the variable pulse gives you the flexibility to weld thin automotive sheet metal without troublesome heat distortion, or...
I doubt I'll ever go to gas for either welder, I'm simple. Would this Grizzly with tiny rods do better work on thin material compared to .030 flux core in the wire welder? What rods should I buy?
6011 is the sheet rod. For a couple of reasons. While 6013 is talked about real sheet guys use 11 as it freezes fast and is the lowest current. 13 takes a lot of power. It penetrates a little less but uses higher current and freezes slow. But ,,, ,,, if you are doing sheet it's worth getting gas, wire cost less.
The difference between 10 and 11 is minor. The biggest reason for the part time to use 10 as they can take some from work. Used to be an old joke, buy ac and buy rods, spend another 100 on DC and never got to buy rod again
I use 11. I have a Maxstar, I like them for restrike, the nature of the work makes the difference irrelevant and 11 has very good mechanical properties.
I believe they do list it for some pipe . Just had 50# in good shape given to me, will last me to the end. 10# go a long way these days.