post #16 of Old 05-05-2013, 02:31 AM
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This is what I'm buying next time. Mig, tig and arc in one all on one little cart.

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post #17 of Old 05-05-2013, 02:22 PM
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Very happy with a Hobart Handler 187.

I've done enough arc welding with 120v vs. 240v equipment that I didn't even bother with a 120v MIG. It was worth running 240 to the garage.

If you use a 120v welder, make sure you're on a 20 amp circuit with 12 gauge wiring, and the heaviest cord you can get.
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post #18 of Old 05-05-2013, 03:20 PM
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I can't wait to get the Lincoln Powerwave 355+. That's what I use at work and love it.
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post #19 of Old 05-05-2013, 05:42 PM
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I know I would not buy a harbor freight welder and I am a beginner when it comes to welding.
In other words you are just saying that because of the brand. I was asking for someone who actually used them. A ton of their stuff has become a lot better quality wise recently. I was wondering if the HF welders also have.

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post #20 of Old 05-05-2013, 05:57 PM
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I had the 90 amp harbor freight welder it great little welder but not for bumper,repairs. I currently have a 120 Mac flux core welder that gives me nothing but problems,.
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post #21 of Old 05-05-2013, 06:27 PM
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In other words you are just saying that because of the brand. I was asking for someone who actually used them. A ton of their stuff has become a lot better quality wise recently. I was wondering if the HF welders also have.

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Like i said before. Im new to welding and bought the harbor freight cheapest one and love it. Does anything i need it too. Here's an example of what i just welded up.
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post #22 of Old 05-06-2013, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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I buy lots of stuff from harbor freight. I am just very selective in what I buy. I have had problems with some of there stuff. Like a spring compressor I bought from them broke. Luckily I did not have the spring too compressed or I would not be here today. I am a mechanic and have their tool box and I have a 1/2 inch drive impact gun that works great. I just would not buy a welder from them.
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post #23 of Old 05-08-2013, 10:21 AM
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I bought a Hobart Handler 140 when learning. It's a Miller knock off. Great Machine parts are easy due to being interchangeable with Miller.

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