Re: Looking for a mig welder and mask.
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I used a ReadyWelder this weekend...this may be one of the best starter welders on the planet...hooked up to 2 batteries it had good penetration, this one had a set up to add shealding gas, but we were using fluxcore wire...worked really well.
Might think about one of these...they can be found for less than $450 and you can carry one with you on the trail.
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Yeah but the owner of that RW is a total mall crusing poser!! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Got to back this one up, that RW is my first ever welder and for the small amount of work I plan on doing it is perfect.
One of the main drawbacks is the lack of 'control' of the amount of "heat" from the gun, the two batteries were 'small' but they still burned pretty hot for 1/4", you will need to learn to adjust your speed instead of the 'power setting' to use the RW.
For me, it was the best of all worlds, I can do the stuff here at home AND take it on the trail....if I was going into biz I would buy a GOOD stay at home model...but for the occasional welder...go RW imho !