What are the advantages of MIG welding?
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It’s easy to learn how to MIG weld – with a little practice, even a first-time user can achieve a good-looking weld
MIG welding is a much faster process than Stick welding
The operating cost of MIG welding is lower than Stick welding because of the time savings, and because there’s virtually no waste of filler metals (50 lbs. of MIG welding wire yields approximately 49 lbs. of deposition, as compared to Stick weldingwhere as much as 25% of each electrode is discarded as stubs.)
In general, thinner materials can be welded more easily with MIG versus Stick welding
MIG welding is a clean process and does not require chipping slag off the weld as in Stick welding.