Mig Welders

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Tape, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    I've been thinking about getting a mig welder, I've been looking at Lincoln 180, Hobart Handler 190 and Harbor freight TITANIUM MIG 170. This will be just for around the house and the vehicle's exhaust etc. I already bought a 80 cu ft C02 gas cylinder I found off of Facebook for $75.


    For those of you that have one, can you give me some advice on what you have and what you bought or wish you would've bought.
     
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  3. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I've had a similar Lincoln machine for about 8 years and it still works like a champ and hasn't needed much. Good stuff. I've never used a Hobart but, I use a Hobart helmet everyday and I love it... . I'm not scared of trying HF stuff, their return policy is always pretty loose. Lol
    That's a good bit cheaper, might be worth it.
    I use a Millermatic 211 pretty often. It's a nice little machine but not in the same price range... lol
    *Also check out Forney. Heard decent things about their multiprocess machines but, their still kinda new.

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    Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    I found this for $300, advertised as new never used. Just the welder is about $800 new.
    I think it's a woman I'm not sure because we're contacting via messenger and they said they don't have a outlet to plug it in.

    It's a 6 Hour Drive round-trip but it's cheaper then shipping it and I love driving:D

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    Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    I guess nobody welds, yeah it does take a bit of talent. Thanks Crawdad
     
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  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Hey, that's the same design I have... lol
    Looks like a good enough deal for a road trip to me!
    Some of the best deals come from pissed off wives / x wives... lol [​IMG]

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  7. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    I have a lincoln mig runs on 220 or 110 not sure model its in attic ill let u know .welding is fun .id like to learn how to weld aluminum.before covid you could take night school at our vocational school and they had awelding class taught by a woman teacher there .:)just make sure u can hook up gas to it .like Argon
     
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  8. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

     
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    Tape

    Tape Well-Known Member

    If your mig welder works all you need is a spool gun ($100-$300) and a spool of wire.


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  10. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    And crank up the wire speed and argon! Lol

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  11. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    These are my toys 16059933907232030223654.jpg
    The plasma cutter is good fun lol!
     
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