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which welder?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Nonesuch, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. Nonesuch

    Nonesuch 1/2 ton status

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    I already have a Lincoln arc welder but i am looking into buying a mig that is smaller and a little easier to use. I burn everything up with the arc! what brands of welders are good quality and not too expensive. somebody on here is using a under the hood set up that sounds nice. are the harbor frieght welders any good?
     
  2. tyler t.

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    I would go with a miller or lincoln considerg theya re pretty much the same. Something in the 125-135amp range will do pretty much anything you need to do. If you are intersted in the premier power welders let me know I just became a distributor for them. They are a little on the pricey side, but they now have attachments to do mig and tig welds as well. Let me know.

    J:(P it's what's for dinner!
     
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    I bought a Chicago dual mig welder from Harbor Freight for about 250. a year ago.

    1984 K-5
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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  5. TwoCrowsDesign

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    I have a Lincoln sp100t, I think its the smallest one they make. My only complaint is the amperage dial has only 4 positions, the next model up allows infinite control through the power range, which is really useful for getting the perfect bead dialed in. It works great though and I really like it for the price ($450).

    John
     
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    Hobart 135 Handler, 110volt, w/wo gas, very adjustable, about $500

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    500 for a 110 volt? Sounds a little high to me. My Cebora 220 was 640 brand new. It puts out about 150 amps. Thats hot enough to do just about anything up to 7/16 material.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.daytonamig.com>www.daytonamig.com</a>

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  8. JoeAngelicchio

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    How do you like the Hobart?

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    Okay Justin.. holding out on me.. now I know you can weld. you're in trouble.. lol..


    I haven't failed, I've found 10,000 ways that don't work. www.rocko.rockcrawler.com
     
  10. Alex

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    Nonesuch, look for a welder that can weld sheet metal and semi-thick bar stock. I use a Lincoln 130 mig, w-w/o gas, 220v, 30% cycle. This one gives me the range to weld thin sheet metal and up to 3/8" stock. Anything thicker and you'll need your arc welder. Try to stay with a 220v system they're more efficient.
     

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