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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2002, 10:21 PM
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Good Welder

I'm looking to buy a Welder for small jobs, say up to 1/4" thick metals. Even that may be too thick. I just want it to weld like certain things on my rig like sheetmetal, etc.

Is there a gid mid level welder. I'm not familiar with brands etc. Another thing I've noticed is the terms:

MIG
ARC
FLUX CORE

I take it Arc is using GAS, MIG is mostly electric with wire correct.
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Re: Good Welder

Uh, where to start...

MIG = Wire feed with a gas shield. A hand held torch is used that feeds it's on filler material in the form of a wire.

Flux Core = Wire feed where the shield is built into the wire.

ARC (Stick) = A rod is used that contains a core of filler material and an outer coating of flux

For you, I would get either a small Lincoln stick welder or small lincoln flux core welder. The Lincoln 155 flux core welder will do 1/4" plate.

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I was just thinking along the same lines as you today, looking for a welder. [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] I know this isn't the answer you want and you may have already tried but in the search feature there is a very good amount of information there. I used it today and spent about a good hour and a half reading up on welders. I didnt even get through all of them there were so many. I just typed in "welder" (w/o parenthesis of course). This probably wasnt the answer you wanted but it's a good start. Good luck.
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Re: Good Welder

to stand up to the test of time i only use a miller.and i have both stick and mig the millermatic mig work's for gas and
flux core wire,but my 2nd choice would be a lincoln welder
check out there site www.millerwelds.com and
www.lincolnwelders.com
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hey JPP, what did you use to make those white truck skids?

search the Jeep SWB forum too, they had several threads 3-4 months ago with a wealth of info!
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Lincoln SP175 MIG

Then for the heavy stuff like uber drop hitches, I use the Lincoln 255 amp stick welder.

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Re: Good Welder

Unfortunately there isn't anything that will always fit the
job.
I use a MIG most of the time, a Miller 215, but for really
heavy stuff I prefer the better penetration of a good AC
arc welder - for that I use an old Lincoln 225.

And then sometimes you need to fill a hole or do a little
more than just weld a seam, then the Oxy-Actelene gets
fired up.

My next thing will be a Plasma cutter, and after that a TIG.

And I'm not a welding shop, just a hobbyist!

Once you start, you can't stop.

Best way is go to a welding supplier and ask him to demonstrate
the different types of welders. Take a few samples of what you
might want to do with you. If they just talk and don't show you,
find another one.
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Re: Good Welder

I like are MillerMatic 172 Challenger if i rember corectly it will weld up to a 1/4" but you can still to sheetmetal.
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They have this lincoln welder at Home Depot for around 350.00

http://www.mylincolnelectric.com/Cat...p;isolocale=EN

is this a good deal?
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Yeah, I think thats the one I have. Works pretty darn well.

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