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Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by Pallet Pete, Feb 7, 2013.
the MIG welding was on steel assy jigs for the tool shop
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That makes sense, I should of figured that out as I am also a aviation TIG welder who also fabs tooling and jigs as needed using aluminum and hardwire MIG, also repair and modify company GSE gear and maintenance stands / platforms
I think I bleed blue I have a 130xp mig and a Thunderbolt ACDC. Both have served me very well!!Millers customer service is second to none in my experience.
If I was buying new again, I'd likely go with a Millermatic 252. Not the cheapest option, but a very solid machine (experience with one at work). You have all the flexability to weld light stuff with the power to do heavy material too.
If I had a huge budget I'd love a crack at a 350P Pulse mig is the cats ass.
The main thing to look for is the duty cycle the bigger the percentage the better. I would only recommend a 240 volt welder, if any size or time welding is going to be done. Another classic example you get what you pay for.
Thanks for the advice guys I am going to wait a little longer and save for the Hobart 190 it looks perfect for my needs. I also like how Hobart handles and feels.
Scooby, quit readin' my mind!
Some of those Pulse MIG welds in aluminum make TIG look like a waste of time....
Ok first off I have used many Eastwood products and have not been let down yet so here it goes lol. ( Please don't hurt me ) I found this earlier today and thought after watching a lot of reviews and reading a bunch I might want to try it out. Do any of you have experience with Eastwood welders ? I went forum hopping and to my surprise it has good comments all over as well as ratings. Any thoughts ? As of today I have a bunch of work lined up for welding most medium duty so I am defiantly gonna use it to make money.
( edit ) I forgot it also has a 3 year hassle free warranty !
Chinese and plastic drive.. Seen enough to make me look elsewhere!!
$499 and it includes a Spoolgun.. its far too cheap. Id keep my $500 in my pocket and keep saving. You're halfway to a Millermatic 180, which is a well known good machine.
biggest miller you can afford
damn, we should start our own forum