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Just got a 225 amp lincoln arc welder!!!!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chevyfumes, Aug 15, 2002.

  1. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Any idea how cool it is, I have no idea it looks like it welds up to 3/16 and it's about 40+ years old any ideas....
    Oh and I have no idea how to arc weld any tips... /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Just the opposite of me, I have no welder, but I can arc weld, its easy...my dad has the same welder you jsut got, the thing is older than I am(about 35 yrs old)and i still works like a champ. It'll weld up to 1/2" thick stuff...its what I used to weld up my rock sliders. /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    talk to rene(trustyk5) he is a welding master /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    oh and congrats /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    what kind of welder should i look for when i do my floor..ill probobly wind up renting one...and ive never welded befor...so im a little scared to do this..

    Bryan
     
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    I wouldn't do your floor with a arc welder, I'd use a mig.
     
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    whats the difference between the two?

    Bryan
     
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    That part I couldn't tell ya LOL since I've never used a mig or a tig for that matter...just know that a mig is one hella lot better...rene is your best bet for your answer.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    a arc welder uses steel rods to weld with a mig welder is a wire feed welder
     
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    thanks shannon, couldn't think of how to explain that one...lol
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    no problem thats not a very good explanation but it gives the general idea /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    Oh and did I mention that I got this for the usual fumes price of FREE...HEHEHEHEHE!!!! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif I usually find all my stuff right in the road but this was in a garage, close enough.... /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    awesome /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    if ya find another good find like that, lemme know /forums/images/icons/grin.gif /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
     
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    I have the same welder! its older than 2 piles of dirt! they still sell the Lincoln Arc 225 and it is almost exactly the same as it was way back when it was first introduced. They go for about $400 bucks new at you local indoor lumber yard.

    With lots of know how (which I don't have /forums/images/icons/confused.gif ), the correct current and proper rods, it is very possible to weld thin metal with a stick welder. I have seen it done many times. A mig or tig welder just looks a million times better and there is less chance for error /forums/images/icons/smile.gif . Did I mention that its easier too!

    Justin
     
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    Good welder for stuff like bumpers and skids. Once you get good at that then mig is a peice of cake.
    Go get you a box of 6013 or 7014 rods and get some scrap and practice. When you weld you do a Z motion. Be sure to store the rods where they stay dry. I use a Ammo can and keep a large packet of discant (sp) in it to keep it dry. If they get wet and I mean even wet from high moisture they don't work right. The coating is your sheild.
    Now Mig is welding with a wire feed welder using a inert gas as a sheild.
    TRusty is the pro....He always answers welding related posts....Lots to be learned from him. Might be worth hitt search and do some searches under welding, mig, welder.
    Tig is using a Tungston rod and a filler rod and sheilding gas. Tig is the most difficult to do but once you master it you can do some awsome work with it. Very easy to chage materials your working on. Simply change the fill rod your using. So you can go from aluminum to Stainless steel no problem but like I said it is borderline a art form to become proficient in it.
    Mig is the easiest. A desent machine can make up for the users lack of skill.
    Just start with some small projects first and work your way up.
     
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    $400? amaybe for the AC/DC modle but the straight AC225 is about $225 at home depot. The new ones are cheaper than the old ones. My bud lets me use his 225. His is about 20 years old. The cables on it are much better than the new ones. Better stinger and clamp too.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    I can MIG weld, so your saying arc is basic in comparison , once I get the feel for it???? /forums/images/icons/wink.gif
     
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    Cool ,I can't wait to play with it. I think I'll replace the cord first, the father inlaw has it all taped up and a dryer plug on the end....Are the plugs the same, but I should just get a new one.... /forums/images/icons/tongue.gif
     

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