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Good Welding Macine

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Drew5387, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Mar 6, 2013 at 6:21 AM
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    isu2014

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    OP, to stay in a decent price range, you may want to look into a used welder on craigslist. You can usually find decent bigger welders for around 500. That's about the minimum you will spend though. I'm planning to get a welder generator like a miller bobcat, but the cheapest I've seen them is about 2000.
     
  2. Mar 7, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    if i have a place to work on cars with no electrical connections, can these be run off a generator? what generator requirments would i need?

    so im clear, the welders youre suggesting are in the $2k range right? Like a Miller 212? I looked at Lincolns site...they make a ton of models which are all around the same price.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    Sub'd, I can't wait to start welding again now I'm in a house. Good info guys.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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    Not as many as the 98..
    The Miller 211 can be had around 1K
     
  5. Mar 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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    I have Hobart 140 (its 110V). Running that from 5000 W Generator and it will easily burn through 1/4 steel like butter. Not many people know that key to welder is power source. Many people spend money on 220V welder than have no place to hook it up.
    I went with Hobart + Generator combo so i can move places and have generator that can really handle welds.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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    Hobart 187!!! It's a 220 volt machine, I got it off amazon for $600 with free shipping. These things run close to $1K at the welding store. Also Hobart is owned by Miller so you can bet most of the stuff under the hood is Miller these days. I have had mine for 2 years now and run the shit out of it, never let me down!!!
     
  7. May 20, 2013 at 4:02 PM
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    I had a century , died less than a year, sears exchanged it for my Lincoln 180(?) get the bigger gas cylinder (4 foot tall) 110 is good 220 is better as with all tools don" t go cheap
    I just bought an eastwood tw200ac/dc tig ill let you know how that works out
     
  8. May 20, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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    Subbed some day I'll be able to afford a welder
     
  9. May 20, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    200 amp and use gas. No 120 volt welder will weld 1/4" properly. A stick welder can be bought for a lot lass money much harder to learn and much harder to master but will weld some pretty thick stuff.
     
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