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Posted: 6/14/2002 9:29:42 AM EDT
I want to get a 120V welder like the type sold at home depot/lowes. My primary use would be to repair the handtrucks and dollies at my buissness. welding mostly tube steel. How well do these work??? thanks
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 9:38:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Meat-man: I want to get a 120V welder like the type sold at home depot/lowes. My primary use would be to repair the handtrucks and dollies at my buissness. welding mostly tube steel. How well do these work??? thanks
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i had one several years ago, it was fine. i used it to make motor mounts and other things for cars. be sure to use the welders goggles or you WILL damage your eyes.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 9:57:01 AM EDT
Meat-Man the 120 welders will do ok for welding small gauge metal like your hand carts. But with the 120 welders you are very limited in what gauge of metals you can weld. If it is feasible for you to get the 240 volt wire feed get it instead. It will give you a wider range of welding applications for a small difference in price. If you do get the 120 volt welder do not use a long small gauge extension cord. It will cause poor welds.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 10:25:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 10:47:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2002 10:48:46 AM EDT by Boomholzer]
they'll work for your app and their low price is attractive. You will likely have to perform some regular tweaking with these "hobbY units" since the wire feed system is simple and cheesy. Make sure you get a 110V (ex: Miller Cricket) that accepts gas for MIG welding. The gas hook up (tank, hose, regulator) is just as much as the welder but well worth it. Flux core welding has much to be desired and it certainly is not pretty (chicken shit). Scale the tank size to how often you will be using the welder.
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 12:33:32 PM EDT
Thanks for the info.I would like a 220 but to get 220 to the right spot in my warehouse would be costly.An electican gave me an estimate of 525.00 to pull a 220 to that spot. I have done some stick welding in the past,does wire flux core basiclly come out looking like stick welds,slag and stuff like that?? Your info is greatly appreciated Meat Man
Link Posted: 6/14/2002 2:22:33 PM EDT
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