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Ive got a handler 135 110v - the weld penetration is very poor - using 030 solid wire with 75/25 gas, I have to run the machine at setting 4 to get a half way decent penetration on exhaust tubing, sheet metal, etc. is there somethign I should be checking for? Almost like it doesnt output the right voltage or something I also get a very porous looking weld bead if I dont pulse weld

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This machine is supposed to be hooked up to a 20 amp breaker all alone, with nothing else running off that 20 amp breaker. Also are you using an extension cord? It is usually not recommended to do so, although I have the same machine and it seems to do just fine. Just make sure you are getting proper power to the machine.

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