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Christmas Comes Early

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Drey, Oct 21, 2006.

  1. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    I was talkin to my mom on here she wanted to know what i wanted for christmas. I told her just to give me cash so I can put it towards buying a wire welder. So she wants to know what kind Im gonna get. Little do I know she had dad come look at the screen. Next thing I know she says order it, Dad is gonna pay for half :laugh:

    Its temporairly backordered but the first thing im gonna do is get some metal and make mom and dad a big burn pit like they wanted to surprise them. What do you guys think?


    Hobart 180
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    220, with or without gas(im going to run with gas)
     
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    Cool. that is the one thing I wish I wouldve done in school was take welding, the potential is endless when you can bond two peices of metal together.
     
  3. Drey

    Drey 3/4 ton status

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    Yeah, i took a welding class in highschool, loved it, took another in college and got that much better at it. I weld all that i can at work. Itll be nice now ill be able to go fiddle with it whenever I want. I do suppose Ill learn how high priced wire and gas is tho, lol
     
  4. 73k5blazer

    73k5blazer Unplug the matrix cable from the back of your head Premium Member

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    I have the Hobart Handler 175.The 180 Ithink replaced the 175. I use it with gas. Good welder. I've had it for 4 years now, still working great.
     
  5. Confedneck79K30

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    how much is it?
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    yeah welding is really fun.. i know the gas here for a lil mig.. like a tank size of a scuba tank or a lil smaller.. costs like 40bucks then 10bucks for wire at home depo... it does add up w/ big projects
     
  7. Drey

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    not bad at all... happy kwanzakkhaamas to you
     
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    Nice welder there. I would say for you get a roll of gasless wire to keep on the shelf just in case you run out of gas in the middle of a project on a Sat afternoon or even Sun and can't get anymore.
     
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    koldsimer 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Pshhh... Its OBVIOUSLY Chrismahannakwanzika time right now. Get it together. Nice welder there Drey!
     
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    You can weld the rest of my cage then. My welds look like hell since switching to gas but I drove our F-350 over one of them and couldn't get it to seperate.
     
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    Good thing you found that man, I just got a email today from Northern Tool and Equipment. Item no longer available your order has been canceled.

    So I just ordered from sears. It will arrive at my parents place in 4 - 6...I just hope my dad stays away from it:rolleyes:
     
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    I bought my Hobart 175 reconditioned for around 450 from toolking.com. Try them.
     
  15. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I like hobart welders my dad has the 140 which has its limitations. The only thing I hate it the duty cycle. I'm not used to stoping every 5 minutes for it to catch up. Sticks all the way!!! Oh and get a good helmet I'm glad I spent the money on my lincoln auto darkener
     

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