Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: western MA. USA
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Re: Gonna Hafta\' Mig my Rig!
What do you want to do with the MIG? if it is just sheet metal work you can get away with a Lincoln weldpac 100
(It comes wirefeed but you can add a gas option on later. another 99.00 US ) this would be the bare bones in my mind. you would still be able to do up to 1/4" if carefull. Gas is the best way to go.
I bought a cheepo Campbell Huasfeld and it shows, the wirefeed is jerky and the % of time you can weld with it low. I just bought a used 220v 140 amp Mig that will do up to 3/8" and has all the doo-dads used for $250 us.
I will be testing it this weekend. Fluxcore is better than nothing, but if I had a choice I would go with a
stickwelder, 225amp 220V machines are avalible used cheep, and can do everything but sheet metal work If you
take the time to learn.
Of course if you got the bucks cut out the middleman and go right for a 200amp Mig with a high duty cycle and it will last you your lifetime. As disjointed as this was I hope it helps.
87' Zook Spoa, 31's, 4.16 tcase, Camo,Header,2"exhuast, Cam.
Locked both ends, 8klb winch, Snorkel -Wildweasel2