post #1 of Old 01-22-2010, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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this welder?

- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

is this a good deal? i got a coupon for 82.99 $


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post #2 of Old 01-22-2010, 08:34 PM
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I would spend 83 bucks on strippers it will last longer.
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post #3 of Old 01-22-2010, 08:36 PM
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one of my workers brought his in to fix a plate on a trailer.
Its total hot garbage.
Save and get a good one that will last years

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230 volt, plzkthx.
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post #5 of Old 01-22-2010, 08:42 PM
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POS, DO NOT BUY! Save your money and buy a name brand welder. You will be much happier. My buddy bought a HF welder and it couldn't generate enough heat to weld anything heavier than sheet metal.

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post #6 of Old 01-22-2010, 08:44 PM
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idk..i would save up and get something a little more high quality..i dont have alot of experience with welders from harbor freight but i know a weld is something extremely important and you want it to be done right not half asked..just from my experience i would get something with a bit more quality
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post #7 of Old 01-22-2010, 08:45 PM
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It really depends on what your looking at doing with the welder... I've used the harbor freight pinch-a-penny welder before, it will REALLY work well for tack welding thin metals... its more of an "around the house" welder than a shop welder. I used it to tack on some spring purches so I didnt have to drag the stick welder outside and it did the job of holding the purches still for me while taking the rear end back out...

If your going to be doing extremly small jobs with thin metal, to be honest, this welder will work just fine, but your not going to be able to get it hot enough to weld quarter inch steel or anything like that.

There simply isnt enough power comming from the welder to bet anything important on, especially when it comes to your jeep.... Your not going to be able to melt metal of any size quick enough to get penetration of any strength at all. I would hate to see you weld on a rear end with it but again, for small thin metal jobs it will work great.
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I would be looking for something more like this:

175 Lincoln Mig Welder new in box never opened

Or maybe this:

LINCOLN ELECTRIC WELDER LIKE BRAND NEW

For a 110V here's a real nice one!

LINCOLN WIRE FEED WELDER
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I would be looking for something more like this:

175 Lincoln Mig Welder new in box never opened

Or maybe this:

LINCOLN ELECTRIC WELDER LIKE BRAND NEW

Here's a real nice one!

LINCOLN WIRE FEED WELDER
Now there's a thought... Way to save the day again Joe!
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post #11 of Old 01-22-2010, 08:57 PM
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Buy name brand stuff from Lincoln, Hobart, and etc.

I've welded all kinds of goodies with my Lincoln 140. If you have a torch and heat stick you can pre-heat and weld really thick stuff and still only run the welder off of a 110 outlet I hardly ever trip the breaker while using mine. I made the welder it's own outlet and everything

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I bought that welder when it was on sale for $69 and I had a 15% off cupon too. Couldn't pass it up.
I'm glad I bought it. I use it all the time around my ranch. It's convenient that it only requires a 110volt outlet.
But it's only for small stuff. I've welded fenders, a muffler, made a wrought iron gate, welded racks in the tack room, etc... Great small job welder for the money.
It's not junk, but it is good for what I bought it for. I have a 230amp 220volt arc welder for the heavy metal stuff.

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I would be looking for something more like this:

175 Lincoln Mig Welder new in box never opened

Or maybe this:

LINCOLN ELECTRIC WELDER LIKE BRAND NEW

For a 110V here's a real nice one!

LINCOLN WIRE FEED WELDER
i have one similar to the last one. i would't build a cage with it but it works great for everything i do.

its not the biggest baddest rig on the trail, but i beat the hell out of it and have a good time.
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I have the Dual Mig 150 the big brother 220v version. I have used it for the past 3 years and I must say everything I put together with it stays put together. My welds are not pretty but I put that down to my lack of skill and the flux wire and not the capability of the welder. If you are a weekend warrier with a limited budget it will work for you as long as you do not want to weld 1/4 plate in a single pass with 95% penetration.
Grinders can make the most amatur looking weld look pretty.

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There is one in my area that looks to be the same exact one. Do you think that it is worth it? I would really like to learn how to weld but don't plan on doing any huge projects.

Here it is- Lincoln Welder
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