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Unread 06-22-2013, 02:27 PM   #1
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Off Topic: Welder Selection?

I'm thinking about getting a welder to do some automotive work such as bumper fabrication, axle work, skid plates, etc. What type of welder would be best suited for this style of work?

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Unread 06-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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This question is best posed in the Fabrication forum.

The short answer to your question is that you need a welder that runs on 220v and can produce at least 180 amps.

A good entry-level unit would be the Miller 211.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 03:07 PM   #3
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You'd be surprised at what I can do with my little Lincoln 120v wire welder....but he's right. For heavy stuff...over 1/4" thick, you'll need a heavier unit. That 220v model Lincoln wire welder lays it in there like butter, especially if you use the gas too. I havent used a stick welder in years...no need.
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