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lincoln pro-mig 135 welder???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85mudblazin, Apr 29, 2004.

  1. 85mudblazin

    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    I am new to welding and I have been looking at the pro-mig 135 welder does anybody use it or have heard good or bad things about it? It does have a short duty cycle but I dont plan on using it for long periods of time. I want to make bumpers and do light fabrication work and it is supposed to weld 5/16" so it sounds ok. Thanks
     
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    The short duty cycle will piss you off once you get into larger , heavier projects
    I would try to get the largest machine you can afford , and run power to (220)
    This is the exp. I have had with welders /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

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    I have a lincoln 135 and it's a great little box, but if you want to weld with gas on heavier than .125 thick, get bigger machine. Personally, I like flux core, a little annoying if you don't have a wire brush grinder handy, but you can weld thick on 110v
     
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    I'm with RJ! If you are consistently doing thicker metal, get a bigger welder. I have the Lincoln SP-135plus and it is GREAT for the stuff I do which is mostly thin stuff like exhaust and body panels. I plan on getting a Lincoln PowerMig 255 as soon as I get my Federal tax return.


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