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Posted 02 March 2001 - 08:57 AM
What kind do you use? Mig? Stick? etc. which is best and what to look for in a welder?
Posted 02 March 2001 - 09:01 AM
Posted 02 March 2001 - 10:03 AM
An arc welder will meet most basic needs for frames and general repairs of iron. Might pay to get the arcer, and if/when you come across the occassional more exotic need, take it to your local shop.
Posted 02 March 2001 - 10:08 AM
Posted 02 March 2001 - 10:14 AM
Posted 02 March 2001 - 11:00 AM
Posted 02 March 2001 - 02:57 PM
One thing to watch for is when you buy the wire spend a bit more and get the stuf that doesn't have copper shielding. Copper is not a good thing to have in your welds, and doesn't really do anything but chew up the welder.
Posted 03 March 2001 - 07:22 AM
Posted 03 March 2001 - 08:41 AM
What is the USRM BTW?
Posted 03 March 2001 - 09:35 AM
Posted 03 March 2001 - 04:24 PM
The newer ones are variable wire feed, and power for different materials.I can weld 20 gauge sheetmetal, or up to 1/2 inch steel plate with just the one welder. It will let you run a weld bead any direction needed without changing to another type of wire, where as with an arc welder you must be knowledeable in different rod types. 7018 loves to be welded flat, and not at all vertical or from the bottom. 6011 is a good all around rod, but makes an ugly service weld.These are all things to consider also when buying a welder. I have welded exhaust back together with an arc welder, but you must know the machine, and what rod to use. Otherwise you will be blowing holes, and making a bigger mess of things than you started with...
Just my 2 cents worth, later all, John in Oregon.
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Posted 04 March 2001 - 06:25 AM
What could I expect to spend for a 220v Mig welder like yours? What is it's duty cycle on 1/2 plate?
I'd like a alround welder good for just about anything.
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