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best welder for ur money+cages

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tacomuncher, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. tacomuncher

    tacomuncher 1/2 ton status

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    i was looking at a welder that was a hobart 180 for like 670 fro northern tools.com
    and also a roll cale from jegs for 259 12 point with 1 5/8 x1.34 also 6"x6"x1/8 mounting plates what do u all think about cages. kits or no kitz. :D :D :D :( :( :(













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    I think you can really do better than that price. Look at your local welding shops or even Lowes or Home Depot. I think that is about what I paid for my Lincoln 175 a year or so ago.

    Personally? My next welder is a Lincoln 255. But thats not for everyone, its a good chunk of $$. A Hobart 180 will be more than enough for cage work. A 110V 135 Lincoln should be fine for 1/8" steel work. Personally I do better work with the larger 220V machines. I did better welding with my Lincoln 175 than my Dad's 135, and the 255 is a whole nother class of welder, I LOVE it.
     
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    Miller251, you can do a lot with the little weldpack 135 from
    home Depot (and I have), but the full sizes make every job easier, and MUCH faster. once you move up you will never look back.
     
  4. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    The bigger the better. I love my little Hobart 140 but for the bigger jobs it definately takes awhile. Then I just grab the buzz box, and a few rods.
     
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    I payed about 100$ less than that for my Hobart 180 about 8 months ago. I got it online from a company that advertises on Ebay. It was a small welding shop somewhere in the midwest I think. 2day delivery with free shipping.
     

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