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welder question?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 74757685k5, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. 74757685k5

    74757685k5 1/2 ton status

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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    stick is a pain to do body with. just my opinon. burns threw easy. get a good mig.
     
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    You get what you pay for, ya know. Might be okay for sheet metal but I wouldn't build a roll cage with it. I suggest buying a miller or a lincoln welders.
     
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    You definitely want a mig. Stick welders have thier place but it sure aint body work. Have fun shopping!
     
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    My bad, I thought it was a fluxcore 110 welder. So, no it can't do sheet metal at all. You need a mig welder (with gas) or find some 0.030 fluxcore. I have successfully welded with 0.035" fluxcore but is a real pain in the butt.
     
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    Could you weld stock like this with a stick welder?

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    I agree with the rest. Also if you have access to a 220v outlet go with a 220v welder, you will regret going with only the 110v. Take a look at this one Click Me thats the one i was going to buy (bought a truck instead)

    Also stick with miller or lincoln, it will be alot easier to find replacement parts. Hope that helps.

    Tim
     

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