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Unread 05-29-2012, 10:32 PM   #16
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I'm a welder at driveproducts making winch tractors. I make big winches for big toys. That harbour welder you speak of will work perfectly... for an exhaust system. I won't recommend stick, unless you can use a 7018 or a similar size rod, if its only rated at 6013 etc then without experience, its gonna look like nam all over again. Now a mig you need to be carefull with, it has a lot of stuff on it that can cost a pretty penny, and I'm talking consumables, tips, nozzles, defusers and co2. I would suggest a millermatic 242, if you don't mind the extra cost of con items. A softwire will be stronger if done right and with the right machine. The 242 can do both hard and softwire. If you go softwire use. 045 wire, if you go hardwire I would use. 035. Anyway, I would suggest having a friends help if possible.

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Unread 04-23-2013, 10:42 AM   #17
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i have the same welder from harbor freight and it welds just fine once you get used to it, though i have had plenty of mig and tig welding experience in the past. only anoying thing is you cant have it on the high setting very long i think every 2.5 minutes of welding on high you have to let it set for 5. so if you have any long heavy welds to do learn to do them quick lol.

edit: sorry for the thread necro was looking for a home made tire carrier, came upon this replied thinking i was in the tj technical section still with a fresh thread haha.
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