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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-25-2002, 01:06 AM
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Welder for Christmas! What kind?

I'm planning on getting a welder for christmas... what should I get? I want to build bumpers, skidplates, racks... ect! I dont need anything really expensive! Thanks [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: Welder for Christmas! What kind?

One from a real welding supply shop, where there are salesmen who know about welding and will demonstrate the machines and show you how they work.
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Re: Welder for Christmas! What kind?

There were a ton of comments about X-Mas welders last year on a couple of BBSs.
All boiled, down it seemed that a 220v Miller 175 was the favorite choice.
I sure like mine ...
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Re: Welder for Christmas! What kind?

I'll second Jaffer's comment on the Miller 175/185 they are great boxes.

A suitable substitue would be the Hobart in the same range, are made by same company with slightly less heavy-duty parts.

Coming in significantly cheaper and in the 110 arena is the Lincoln weldpack 3200 HD it's a 135 amp rig that will run you about $430 at Homie Despot. This is what I use currently. It's nicely portable. My plans are to augment it with a Miller 210 for serious work as funds allow.
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Re: Welder for Christmas! What kind?

Thanks guys... hopefully I'll be welding soon. [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: Welder for Christmas! What kind?

I agree on the Miller MAtic 175, or the Hobart Handler 175amp, I went with the later recently for 550 from a local shop and it is nice.
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