Welding Calculator

If you have any interest at all in either Arc (stick), Mig or Tig welding you must visit the following web site.

The site gives you online access to a weld calculator which will give novices (and most experienced users) a better idea of settings (rod size, wire size, voltage, gas) for varying thicknesses/types of material for each weld type. This is an online lookup.

Better still there is a free online app. for those with smart phones (apple or android). You can do a lookup on your phone prior to starting work. From this site select the mobile app. option on the left.

Even if you are only thinking of having a play with welding, it will help you start in the right ball park rather than starting blind.
Keep in mind, the settings given are only a recommendation and not necessarily perfect for every application or individual.