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My Welder and what i should get next for smaller things

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 2High4U, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. 2High4U

    2High4U 1/2 ton status

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    What is the best all around welder for a garage things like frame repair
    to filling holes and fabwork even the little things like sheetmetal?

    I have a stick welder ill pst a pick in a couple of mins

    i was looking at http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=189189-1703-K-2280-1&lpage=none

    what do you all think?
    I have a 220 outlet will that be fine?

    here is what i have now its pretty big and 220 not very experienced in welding but i know its too much for the little stuff used this welder one time works great for heavy thick gauge metal but im no expert
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  2. stayaway

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    I have a miller 210 and love it all the way from 22 gauge to 1 inch works real well
     
  3. RustyParts

    RustyParts 1/2 ton status

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    I have a lincoln sp-170 which is an earlier version of the one you linked to, and I love it. I have ran 90 lbs of wire through it without a hiccup. It also has the aluminum upgrade. The only downside is that the metal needs to be cleaned of any rust to run a good bead. But I think that applies to any wire welder.
     
  4. jays68yak

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    I would stay away from the ones you can get and home depot and lowes. if you notice you only have a few settings for the heat. Regular ones will have atleast twice the adjustment for heat.
     

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