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PostSubject: Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire   Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2014, 7:58 pm

ok guys got a e-mail today from harbor freight tools which im lucky enough to have one, with that said there 90 amp flux core welders are on sale for 99 bucks!!! here is the link whats your thoughts for a beginner welder?

:note: i have stick welded before but was not pretty but it did the job for awhile lol

LINK!!! http://www.harborfreight.com/90-Amp-AC-120-Volt-Flux-Cored-Welder-68887.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDM4MjkyNzUiLCJza3UiOiI2ODg4NyIsImlzIjoiOTkuOTkiLCJwcm9kdWN0X2lk%0D%0AIjoiODQ5NCJ9%0D%0A
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PostSubject: Re: Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire   Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2014, 8:23 pm

MTD2fst4u wrote:
ok guys got a e-mail today from harbor freight tools which im lucky enough to have one, with that said there 90 amp flux core welders are on sale for 99 bucks!!! here is the link whats your thoughts for a beginner welder?

:note: i have stick welded before but was not pretty but it did the job for awhile lol

LINK!!! http://www.harborfreight.com/90-Amp-AC-120-Volt-Flux-Cored-Welder-68887.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDM4MjkyNzUiLCJza3UiOiI2ODg4NyIsImlzIjoiOTkuOTkiLCJwcm9kdWN0X2lk%0D%0AIjoiODQ5NCJ9%0D%0A

The machines themselves are good for hobbyist work. The greatest bit of advice I can give you, is to deep-six the shotty chinese wire that comes with it, and buy a spool of name brand wire like Lincoln, Miller, Hobart, etc. I'm all for saving money, but this really does make a difference. A big one.
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PostSubject: Re: Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire   Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2014, 9:07 pm

yea i've seen where people say not to use the cheap wire that comes with it and use name brands like u mentioned
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PostSubject: Re: Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire   Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire Icon_minitimeNovember 21st 2014, 9:22 pm

MTD2fst4u wrote:
yea i've seen where people say not to use the cheap wire that comes with it and use name brands like u mentioned

Voice of experience. I was plugging away on a project one day and ran out of wire. Nearly broke, I went out and bought a spool of the cheap stuff. bad move. I burnt MAYBE 2 feet of it, before ripping the spool out of my machine and lobbing it straight into my scrap bin. Garbage.
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I use Lincoln Innershield .035 in my machine. Works fine. Just need practice, and shiny contacts.


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PostSubject: Re: Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire   Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire Icon_minitimeNovember 22nd 2014, 9:40 am

Doug Fackler wrote:
I use Lincoln Innershield .035 in my machine. Works fine. Just need practice, and shiny contacts.

I use almost nothing BUT Lincoln Innersheild (WHEN I'm using FCAW).
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PostSubject: Re: Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire   Harbor Freight 90 amp flux wire Icon_minitimeNovember 22nd 2014, 12:03 pm

Lincoln wire works good, good solid clean welds but hobalt wire is probably the best wire to use, Its alittle tough to use at frist but
once you get the hang of it, it does great, Stronger welds, better penetration, better heat and it has a better flux coating and
actually does its job.  Lincon wire it good but hobalt is the best. It cost about 5 bucks more but its worth it.
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