Originally Posted by dand3053
the Lincoln i bought at HD was said to NOT be an actual Lincoln by a local welding supply shop. Its the Weldpak 175HD (220V), they say no such model exists from Lincoln, idk how to really explain it. BUT the welder kicks a**. I make stuff all the time at home and even use it at work when the 110v just doesnt have enough user comfort for safety as far as holding. In my opinion of using a 110 mig and a 220 mig, the 220 seems to weld "cleaner"......maybe its just the "placebo effect"
220 welders weld much better and cost much more. The millermatic 250 I have at work is much easier to make a nice weld but cost thousands more than the small lincoln or hobart welders. For what they are those little welders are fairly easy to learn on and will hold for welding the thin steel used on these brackets. The best welder for cost would be something like the handler 187 which cost in the $700 range.
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