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Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by EL TACOROJO, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. Apr 6, 2019 at 4:53 PM
    desertrunner24

    desertrunner24 Well-Known Member

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    If you want a m.p machine this is a really nice set up. Will be my next purchace when my hobart dies.
    Lincoln Electric POWER MIG 210 MP Multi-https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CF5VTSY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BTtQCbWQ84WP1
     
  2. Apr 6, 2019 at 5:05 PM
    Gen1FTMFW

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    FWIW, I realize that I won't be a master of MIG or TIG in my lifetime. I'm basically trying to decide if it's worth a couple of extra bucks to get a unit that gives me more options.
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    The only reason it would be worth it to me, was if I needed to sell it in a hurry. Multi purpose welders will go quick.

    But so do single pupose units.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2019 at 5:12 PM
    BarnBoy

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    Made some more progress on the headache rack. Getting there! Been trying out my Hobart Handler 190, it welds awesome...nice and hot.

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  5. Apr 6, 2019 at 5:13 PM
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    If you ever need to do some sheet metal, bam! Tig's there for ya

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  6. Apr 7, 2019 at 3:41 AM
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    Just know the the multi process machines in the price range below @ $5000.00 are pretty much a compromise The only reason Miller and Lincoln built lower end machines is to get some of the market share from the foreign built units.

    Go with what brand has the best support in your area .

    Buy local if at all possible you have to buy shielding gas sure it will cost more but you can`t compete with a company never seeing the machine just having them shipped from the manufactures warehouse .

    Every one wants AC tig will you be happy with just DC Tig .

    Then some people don`t have the eye hand Coordination to get good at tig welding

    There is no reason why you can`t be certified in all the processes it was more common years ago .

    For some jobs it was the only thing that got you back to show what you could do

    Once you have a understanding of just what needs to be done to me the processes are all the same
     
  7. Apr 7, 2019 at 3:46 AM
    Wyoming09

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    I know we all use what material that is left over from paying jobs .

    Unless the pictures make it look heavier then it is

    Just what is that going on??

    A heavy haul oil field truck ??
     
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  8. Apr 7, 2019 at 10:50 AM
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    I made this rotation angle finder clamp. It came in handy when fitting up the bent pieces to my bumper that needed to be rotated and matching on both sides.




    I also finished up my bumper. Added some gussets, capped the ends, and welded the backsides. Sorry, no weld porn here, but I got a lot of practice and my welds were looking better at the end than when I started the project.







     
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  9. Apr 7, 2019 at 1:31 PM
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    “No weld porn” but then posts excellent looking welds lol bumper looks great man!
     
  10. Apr 7, 2019 at 1:59 PM
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    Lol. Thanks man. I actually had to grind away a couple ugly welds. I was so dead and tired at the end of the day, some welds looked like crap. I used a 1/8" grinding disc and erased those and rewelded.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2019 at 2:35 PM
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    It's going on my Tacoma. It won't be too super heavy. Shouldn't weigh much more than 70 lbs with full length angle iron bed rails included. 1.5" square tube, and 1.5x3" rect tube for top bar. The uprights on the side and ears are 3/16 or 1/4" wall....forget which, rest is 1/8". Gonna have lights and screen or louvers to protect back window.
     
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  12. Apr 7, 2019 at 5:01 PM
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    I welded some sliders onto @Uphillshunter Taco.
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    I also finished laying the carpet for my sleeping platform FCBE0518-7FE5-4672-9CCE-A26360F98321.jpg
     
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  13. Apr 7, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    And can't possibly begin to thank you enough brother. Awesome job!
     
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  14. Apr 7, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    It must have been the angle of the pictures looked more like 3/8" angle
     
  15. Apr 8, 2019 at 5:50 AM
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    Nope, bed rails are 2x2" 3/16" angle. It's gonna be heavy duty, but hopefully not too out of proportion to the the truck.

    I'm planning on putting some kind of padding between the rails and bed. Any ideas on that? Thinking some 1/8" closed cell foam strips?
     
  16. Apr 8, 2019 at 10:11 AM
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    My Leer 100XQ uses similar foam strips on the bedrails.
     
  17. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:56 AM
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    We've established that you don't like multi process units. If going for a MIG only machine, do you think that the Miller 211 is a good choice or do you have any other recommendations?
     
  18. Apr 8, 2019 at 11:59 AM
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    I like it. I like the new HF units as well as the Hobart handlers, too.
     
  19. Apr 8, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    Apparently shipyards require extensive background checks before even getting a weld test. Hella interesting.
     
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  20. Apr 8, 2019 at 12:15 PM
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    I had my eye on the Hobart Handler 190, but not sure about having a dedicated 240V machine. I really like the versatility of the Miller 211 with the optional 120V/240V. I am renting and don't have a 240 outlet in the garage. The optional 120V let's me use the unit for most purposes on a normal outlet and I can run a cord from the dryer if I need the extra power. The $600 difference is hard to justify for that versatility though.
     
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