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Old 11-26-2007, 05:23 PM   #15
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just my 2 cents...I have a Lincoln pro 175 MIG and love it. Also have a Hobart plasma cutter. Real nice! Whatever you get...get a 220V. IMHO.
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:27 PM   #16
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Lincoln Electric's Weld-Pak 3200HD

Also looking at a welder for frame repair, thought's on a Lincoln Electric's Weld-Pak 3200HD would be appreciated.............thanks

Lincoln Electric Weld Pak 3200HD Wire Feed Welder - K2190-1 at The Home Depot
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Old 12-28-2007, 05:35 PM   #17
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Also looking at a welder for frame repair, thought's on a Lincoln Electric's Weld-Pak 3200HD would be appreciated.............thanks

Lincoln Electric Weld Pak 3200HD Wire Feed Welder - K2190-1 at The Home Depot
Toastie,

The write-up says it will do 5/16" metal however it maxes out at 135 amps. My guess is the welder will work just fine although you'll likely need to make multiple passes on the thicker welds.

If money isn't an issue I'd look for a welder that runs on 220vac. I've had both a 120vac mig and now have a 220vac mig and there is no comparison as far as capabilities. However with the 120vac unit I welded some 1/4" angle with multiple passes (105 amp max) and the welds were just fine.

It will probably depend more on your welding skills than the welder itself .

Not much help am I

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Old 12-28-2007, 07:45 PM   #18
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I was a Snap-On dealer for 17 years. Just before I retired in 1993, I got their 110v wire feed with a gas bottle, to build a Street Rod, thinking I would sell the unit upon completion of the car. I still have and use that welder. I think it was made by Lincoln. It welds up to 1/4 inch thick with a single pass. Both the temp and speed controls are infinate. That is, they don't click 1,2,3,4, they have a reostate type adjustment.

Don't know if that unit is still available. The new units are probably much better, but I would suggest getting such a unit. You will not be sorry.
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Jim brings up a very valid point, infinitely adjustable on both heat and feed are the only way to go. My 120vac unit had those features and I love it.

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You haven't said how much experience you have or if you are just learning. Stick welding takes a lot of practice and time to learn. Mig is a lot faster to master and is used mostly for speed. Tig is used for stainless and thin metal. This is not written in stone but is a general guide. If you ask a pro welder he will almost always say he likes stick the best. And you don't need any gas which is very costly.
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I snagged a Miller DX145A 10HP stick welder off of craigslist and am very happy with it - and it has 4500w 110/220 AC output that can piggyback a mig/tig unit on when the right unit becomes available.
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