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Good arc welder??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, Sep 9, 2003.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    At my PT job at Sears they have an arc welder that is being discontinued even though we just got it. It a 230/140 AC/Dc 50 amp, 100% duty cycle. Even comes with a helmet. Normal price is $300 but with the sale price and my discount I can get it for $180..
    What do ya think??
     
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    No comments?? 26 views?? Jethro, whatcha think??
     
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    GO FOR IT ARC WELDERS ARE AWESOME ITS CHEAP TOO WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOOSE
     
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    Arc welder are great for thicker, rusty metals. They require more still than a Mig and are 240 volts. I say for $180 you are doing pretty well.
     
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    As long as it's DC (which you said it was) i'd go for it. That way you'll have a machine to practice with. Unlike MIG units, the cheaper stick machines usually do a good job.
     
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    Arc welder are great for thicker, rusty metals. They require more still than a Mig and are 240 volts. I say for $180 you are doing pretty well.

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    I disagree, I do some of my best welding with a stick welder. Although that may be because it is what I learned on. Once you get a good method of striking the arc it is cake. Save some frustration and get a sealed rod holder and some dessicant bags cuz damp rods suck.
     
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    Sounds like a done deal then. Got the funds cleared with the boss. Gonna get it tomorrow. Now I need a garage
     

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