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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:20 PM
Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:36 PM
i have a Lincoln weldpack 100 . the heaviest thing its done is frame plating on a 57 willys jeep - done by my roommate who is a welder by trade. he had to pre heat with a torch to make decent welds on 3/16 material.(mig, not flux core). I have done a fair bit of sheet metal welds with it and am happy, but his comment is that anything smaller would be pointless. so 100 amp min. i guess.
Posted 19 May 2007 - 10:56 PM
Posted 19 May 2007 - 11:07 PM
Posted 20 May 2007 - 10:46 AM
Posted 20 May 2007 - 02:52 PM
what about this pipe bender...anyone tried it out? why couldn't you bend exhaust pipe with it? http://www.northernt..._-Category Page
Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:00 PM
The MIG can do all the work of that little arc welder box and much more. I'd save my pennies and get the MIG, hands down.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:01 PM
so wire welding is also called mig welding right?
Yes. It stands for Metal Inert Gas.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:35 PM
Also called GMAW, gas metal arc welding.
One thing to watch for on any machine is the number of heat settings, number of wire feed settings on a mig, and duty cycle. A machine with a 10 or 15% duty cycle is just about worthless.
My snap-on YA217 has a duty cycle of about 35%, and I have hit that a few times. My Miller Dynasty 200 has a 20% duty cycle maxed out, but that isn't too bad on a stick machine. I have only tripped it when running 5/32" rods on thick steel for an extended time, it's fine for 1/8" rods even for extended use.
Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:42 PM
Posted 21 May 2007 - 07:00 AM
very versatile & easy to use.
for really heavy stuff, the other half will use the big 220 unit his boss has at work.
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