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PostSubject: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat Apr 03, 2010 12:02 am

my grandpa has a slighly different model but this is the welder that i like best, idk why but i for some reason cannot weld that good on any other welder, but this one i would like to have , i already ordered an angle grinder so im one step closer to fabing my own stuff at my house, i found one on northern tools for a great price and free shipping.

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http://cgi.ebay.com/Hobart-Handler-210-Wire-Feed-MIG-Welder-w-10ft-Spoolgun_W0QQitemZ220583165147QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBI_Welding_Supplies?hash=item335bc7fcdb
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat Apr 03, 2010 12:03 am

also the great price just to be clear is for the grinder not the welder, if i had the money for the welder i WOULD BUY IT INSTANTLY. and a tank of gas as well cause that ALWAYS helps.
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat Apr 03, 2010 7:01 am

I used to use my dads ARC welder and Hobart 140 MIG welder back north- when i moved, i didnt have access to one until about 2 years ago- when my folks bot me one- it has the gas kit , its around $300 to buy the tank and $100 to exchange it- i dont use the welder all that much ,but when i start those 2 new mods- itll be put to use. Using the gas makes for a nice weld ( welded with gas up at the folks)- i cant see spending that much for as little as i do use it- i made a nice lil cart out of an old pressure washer chassis for it.
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat Apr 03, 2010 11:38 pm

i have a Lincoln electric welder that i bought last year for 500$. Works mint and never had any problems. Quiet pricy but worth it. None of my welds have ever broke with it. I use a mastercraft grinder and that works pretty well other than the fact that it will lock in so it keeps going and the only way to stop it is to unplug it and use a screw driver. I think its just to new and hasnt worn in Razz
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSun Apr 04, 2010 1:15 pm

I bought the cheapest MIG I coudl find, a Power Craft for about £80 I think it was. With higher quality MIG wire you can get some decent welds from it, but its not that great. Although I couldnt justify spending much on somehting I use so little. Although I dont see myself using it 5 years down the line, I'll have something better by then Wink

As for grinders. I use a pretty old Black and Decker one. (back before they put the little bottom the lock the hub when you wanted to change discs!) and it's never let me down. I have no need for anything more really!
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSun Apr 04, 2010 8:33 pm

i did some welding today- worked great- only one thing, it was HOT - least in the upper 80's/90's , but the sparks flew!
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSun Apr 04, 2010 9:22 pm

That is a very nice welder, i think the one my dad has is a old Hobart unit.... traded a couple wheels that we got for like $50 for it Very Happy. I am going to be buying one of these in the future
http://www.cut-like-plasma.com/
Like the sites name it can cut like plasma and get tig like welds. Should be able to have the kit and bottles together for about $8-900
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeMon Apr 05, 2010 4:41 am

That thing wooks awesome 0.o
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 6:14 pm

I have a Hobart Handler 120. Its a great little machine, and I can weld all kinds of stuff with it. I even have a conversion to weld aluminum. I bought it new, about 15 years ago for about $900, that's with 2 bottles of gas, 1 for steel, 1 for aluminum, and the aluminum whip. Still works great, I recommend Hobarts to anybody, personal experience.
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeWed Apr 28, 2010 9:48 pm

Basicly, If you buy a Hobart, Lincoln Electric, or a Miller; you're doing pretty good! I buy Lincoln Electric brand wire and it works noticabily better then the cheap stuff.
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Ive been a welder for 15 years, my first factory I worked at had all Lincolns, the 2nd factory had Millers and Hobart's. All worked great. With my little 120V welder I can weld 3/8 steel with no problem, I even welded 1/2 inch a couple times. If you know what your doing, you can do a lot with those small welders.
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2010 2:46 pm

THing is, Ive never been taught to weld, so I just kinda made it up as a went. Probably why my welds look so shitty, but Ive only ever had one break once. Not bad for someone who doesnt know what they're doing Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat May 01, 2010 9:26 am

I use hot settings, B, C, Or somtimes D if I'm welding a differential up. And slow wire speed, like 2-3 out a scale of 1-10. You get better penetration that way.... And for god sake's, use a c stroke when you weld!
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat May 01, 2010 9:56 am

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I use hot settings, B, C, Or somtimes D if I'm welding a differential up. And slow wire speed, like 2-3 out a scale of 1-10. You get better penetration that way.... And for god sake's, use a c stroke when you weld!

Mine goes from 1-5 on the heat power settings.

What's a C stroke though? scratch that the movement of the hand or soemthing?
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat May 01, 2010 11:33 am

C-stroke is like drawing a bunch of C's over and over. Almost like a zig-zag sweeping motion, if that makes any sence. It works well for filling in gaps or getting that "stack of coins" look as opposed to just welding in a straight line. And try not to "outrun" the little puddle of melted metal, try to work it forward while doing your c-stroke, those welds are unbreakable.
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PostSubject: Re: The welder i would love to have   The welder i would love to have Icon_minitimeSat May 01, 2010 4:20 pm

Years ago i took a couple welding courses - even set my pants on fire once in class.

I rarely weld now , i just try n make it look as good as i can- nothing a grinder cant fix - ill get some more practice on the wizard/wheelhorse.
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