Pkg of 6 - Weld Aid Lube-Matic Lube Pads. Weld-Aid Lube Matic® products are engineered to clean and lubricate wire, improve feed-ability, reduce spatter and increase tip and liner life. Reduces wire drag by 60% and feeds wire more smoothly with poor cast, helix and rust.
Black lube pads are pre-treated with Lube Matic® liquid. Lubrication allows smooth feeding of wires with poor cast, helix, rust and long feed liners.
were does this fit on my miller matic 140 auto set i all ready fed the machine with the wire so i have to unfeed it to use this if it makes the wire feed smoother and less spatter i'm using 0.30 unshielded with 70/25 argon and co2
.You put the Weld Aid Lube-Matic Lube Pads W7060 between the spool of wire and the wire inlet guide. The red pad goes to the sool side the black pad goes to the wire inlet guide side.The pads are slit. Slide the wire into the pad slit and the install the metal clamp to hold it as shown in the picture. These pads will work well with any wire or shielding gas
Do the lube or cleaner pads have anything in them that would have adverse effects when using stainless steel wire? I use both metal core and solid wire. Or does one seem to have better results on the stainless wire than the other one?
The manufacturer of the Weld Aid Lube-Matic Lube Pads. advises that there should be no problem using this product on stainles or metal core stailess wire
Do I need both of these? Meaning the red and black pads?
The black Weld Aid Lube-Matic pads are sufficient by themselves for most welding wires. The red cleaning pads can be used in front of the black pads if your MIG or flux-cored wire is extremely dirty.
If you like, you can buy just one set of red/black cleaning/lube pads and try them out. They're pretty cheap and you can see which set up works best with your wire.
on August 14, 2012
The red pad cleans, the black pad lubricates. I guess depends on your environment. At our local CC, the instructors used a piece of lubricated felt and a clothespin.
I use the black (lubricating) pads only. I can't say I have seen a performance improvement, but I gather lubricating is more about extending the life of the liner. I will probably get some red pads soon because I am doing a lot of outdoor welding = dusty.
on August 14, 2012
Not really, however you may wish to use both because it's the safest way to go in my opinion. If your wire is new and clean then all you need is the lube pad BUT as soon as you open the package the wire starts to corrode so I always use both pads (cleaner and lube) to insure my welds have no inclusions or are not compromised in any way. My customers can be assured that I take every action necessary to insure they get the best results from my work. I deliver to the the best welds attainable at a reasonable price. If they want a cheap weld as many do, I send them elsewhere.