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Old 04-25-2017, 12:11 PM
crystallographic crystallographic is offline
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Originally Posted by topher5150 View Post
What do you guys think of this one? There is another site that sells them refurbd for even less money.
Hobart is a good machine. Maybe #3 after red and blue....?
So are their industrial mixers.

(note: I've made very decent mig welds on mild steel 1/8 thick with the cheapo 220v machines - using both flux-core and CO2 gas together - and nozzle dip every 4 minutes of welding, and dipping the hot gun in a bucket of water after each blast..... kept the consumables usable for waayyy longer than by any other method, spatter was way down, and the welds looked really nice - horizontal, vertical and overhead. - I am NOT a mig-boy, either !!)

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Old 04-25-2017, 08:16 PM
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My take is, get as much MIG welder you can afford in 220V. . .or one that is dual voltage (Miller makes a few). Skip the flux core only, and go with something with gas. You can always do gas over flux later as Kent mentioned. I have not met anyone working on cars or fabricating that did not regret buying a 110V-only machine, unless it was ONLY to tack and weld 16ga and under.
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