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Chicago electric welder

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by surpip, Aug 28, 2006.

  1. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    my buddy has a CE 151 barley used, he is selling it for 100 bucks
    should i go for it or not?
     
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    The answer is if you need it and it welds good (you better give it a try first) and thats all you can afford, yes.
     
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    yes i do need a welder, but i dont need some pos that will crap out on me when i need it.
    just wondering if would be a better idea to save up for a cheaper 4-5 hundred lincoln
     
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    I had one exactly like that for a couple of years. It was great to learn on. The wire feed motor finally went out and I bought a Lincoln. The CE 151 did a good job for the $$.
     
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    The old saying " you get what you pay for " will apply itself. I thought about a CE also,until I found out they are hard to find parts for ect... So I saved up for this. http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181853

    I'm extremely happy with it and it will probably outlast me.Just a little over $600 :D
     
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    told the guy i wasent going to buy it
    i dont want a pos
     

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