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110v welders any good for bodywork?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by little79k5, May 30, 2002.

  1. little79k5

    little79k5 1/2 ton status

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    i have to replace my rear floor and want to do it myself. are these 110v gasless mig welders i see for $200-250 any good for this kinda work?
     
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    Yes, I am no welder. Just started welding a couple of weeks ago.. I used a lincoln 110v gasless to feel in all the holes left from the body trims.. It worked great and I had to turn the cycle way down..My .02...Dan
     
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    Will work fine. Use .024 wire and you'll be golden (all good).
    Boss
     
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    i have a gasless mig i bought from sears.it was only 199 dollars.ive welded in floorpans and done some minor body repair.i have to run it on low so it wont burn holes.
     
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    You bet. I use a small Lincoln, works great to 3/16, 1/4 inch stuff, you may need to make more than one pass. You can burn holes thru 1/8 inch (.120 wall) if you're not careful.
     
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    I have a 110 with gas lincoln
    I turn the heat all the way up
    its actually best so u get a low build up bead that is strog and lesst o grind
    warping is a big problem. I wait until the weld is cool to tough before i doanother tack
     
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    thanks for the info
     

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