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welder... prices and where to get the best deal?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Jun 28, 2003.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I am in the market for a welder, finally. I am looking for a MIG/flux wire feed. In the 100-135A range. 120v only. I want it portable.

    I have found a Hobart 135A for $419 at Tractor Supply Compant. And a 100A Lincoln at Lowes for $327.

    Any help?

    Thanks
    Ken H.
     
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    Is the 120v a must? I know price is always an issue but the Hobart 175 230V is a MUCH better machine. The 135 would have a hard time fully penetrating many frame/diff weld work. If you saved a couple more months and bought the 175 you would have a welder that could do all 4x4 work you could think of and last a lifetime.
     
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    Thanks, but those links were of no use to me. I am looking for some places that have good prices. I already know what I want. I dont need a 175A welder. I have been using a 100A to do all my work and it does the job just fine.

    Thanks
    Ken H.


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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, 120v is a must. I want to be able to take it whereever I want. Dad's garage... in-laws cottage. Campground, etc. The extra $100 isnt what is holding me back. Plus the 220v are usually a lot larger and heavier also.

    Really just price shopping right now to make sure I am not over paying. YEah... I am being cheap.


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    Ken H.


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    That's a pretty good price!
    www.cyberweld.com usualy beats most places but aftertax I think your still getting a better price then the $458 shipped price.
    The lincoln is not as good. I have used that Lincoln as well as the Hobart 135. The Hobart did much better. I have a Hobart 175 and I'm very happy with it.
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif i got my welder from cyberweld.com and it shipped fast and complete I made 4 to 5 times and the 1 time they had a back order a got a e- mail telling me ASAP and it got their 3 days later a+ for this place
     

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