Wire feed has the reputation of being "real easy". It might be more accurate to say that it's easier to get started. While the welding machine does feed wire and regulate the current, the welder still needs to set up the equipment and control the molten weld deposit.
Gas Metal Arc Welding, which is often referred to as MIG, is one of the most widely used wire feed processes. Whether you're headed into the welding industry, or out into your home shop, GMAW Wire Feed Welding presents both the technical aspects and the welder skills needed to consistently make successful welds on carbon steel. Close up video of the actual welds, graphic illustrations, and detailed explanations provide a practical knowledge of the welding machine, filler wires, shielding gases, and metal transfer. Step-by-step close-up demonstrations cover the fundamentals of all-position Short Circuit Transfer. Included are wire extension, wire feed gun movement, direction of travel, travel speed, and adjusting the voltage and wire speed for the optimum metal transfer. Extremely clear video of the actual welds demonstrate the flat, horizontal, vertical, and overhead welding positions, plus weld joints, metal preparation, and joint fit-up. In depth, yet easy to understand explanations and demonstrations make GMAW (MIG) Wire Feed Welding great for the beginner. Approximately 45 minutes.
An excellent video for the beginner or intermediate welder.