Originally Posted by lone wolf 87
I have tools, and am pretty handy, but as far as welding equipment goes, none, zero, zip etc etc.
I want to be able to build my own bumper, sliders, roll cage, bed extender, and other stuff like that.
I'm just not sure which type of welder to get. For starters, I don't have a garage, only a shed. The only other place to work is outside or in my basement near the storm door for ventilation. So.. stick welding is best for my application? I dunno, I still have a lot of research to do.
Thanks for the input and websites.
What's a round figure I'm looking to save up for for the welder and all supporting equipment? And yes, in my mind, skills and gained knowledge will always pay for themselves.
Oh yeah, and I live around the Philadelphia area. Not too sure about schooling in my area. I'm not trying to make a career out of this, just trying to pick up a skill and hobby.
Lots-o-tubing work. stick would be the best choice if you are going to be working outside, but it's not a "neat" weld, kinda lumpy and a lot of spatter to have to clean up after. Most of the smaller MIG welders are a flux cored wire (no shielding gas), I'm curious if it can be used outside?
How would you plan to do the bending for the tubing?
I guess the point I'm trying to bring out is, whatever you do in the backyard isn't going to be anywhere as neat or finished as the things you can buy from people the own $100,000's of fabrication equipment.