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Ive decided to go ahead and buy a welder. I need to weld on my toyota trucks frame some and i thought i might try to build me a bumper for my zuk. I have NO welding skills at all. But hell who had skills the first time they welded.

Im guessin i need a stick arc welder. So, what kind do i need. Ive only got about 250 bucks to spend. I dont want nor do i need a top of the line welder but i would like to buy a decent one.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.





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Re: Welder questions

Forgot to ask where a good place to buy one would be. Around here ive got, tractor supply, northern tools, lowes and a sears. There is a welding supply store but i doubt i can afford to buy one there.

Thanks again for any help.

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I have NO welding skills at all.

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I need to weld on my toyota trucks frame some

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First off, these two sentences shouldn't even be in the same paragraph.

If you don't know how to weld then, by all means, let someone else do it. Don't ever attempt to "learn" on any type of steering, suspension, or frame modification.


Geeesh, learn to weld with a stick welder &amp; then try your "frame work". You &amp; everyone else on the road will be lots happier.

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Try the search function for welder. Here is one that may help. Jim
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If your going to be welding your frame you will be better off with a MIG welder to start with. Arc / Stick welders are no where near as for giving like the MIG. The stick welding is a useful skill to have But it"ll take you a while to pick it up ! Perhaps pay some one to weld your frame for you and spend the rest on a welding course first ? Just my 5c's [img]images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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I have some welding skills but i jus figured it best to say that i dont have any. So i didnt look like a dummy askin what kind of welder to buy.

Can i use a mig to weld a frame.

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Yeah, but you cant get a good MIG for $250 or probably even $350.
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First off ya wont find anything good for 250.00, 2nd if ya only have slight skills then take it to someone who knows what he's doin, cause the rest of us might have kids on the road. 3rd if ya do have the skills then you would know that you can use stick or mig. Factory uses mig. For me it depends on the job.If ya had a little more loot I would be able to sell ya mig welder,250 amp three phase that ya could weld anything with. Just added a 375.00 tweeco gun to it. asking 850.00, 3000.00 new. good luck. >>>>>>>>>> 3 [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/40BEER.gif[/img]
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By all means you can use a MIG to weld the frame, thats basicly how it's done in the factory any way !. I use my MIG for all the welding jobs on my zook and never had any problems as it's more controllable than the stick especialy if your cramped under the thing with sparks falling over you [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] !. Some thing to remember before you start weld the 6 p's rule - prior planning prevents piss poor performance ! Make sure your parts are free from rust and dirt and are vee"d out if need be. Check your settings on ya welder and go !!. Lastly if you are useing a MIG keep out of the wind or you will have a crap weld on your hands. Attached is my MIG 210 Amps it's an over kill for just sitting in the garage to build zooks [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] Eat ya heart out [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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you should be able to get a decent used stick for $250....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=46413
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