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post #1 of 8 Old 07-29-2004, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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100 amp arc welder enough

Is a 100 amp arc welder enough to weld up 3/16 plate for skids etc and for putting mounts onto an axle ? The last time I welded was in high school and those were some big old beasts. I hope it all comes back to me Any suggestions on which brand and where to get one, new or used


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post #2 of 8 Old 07-30-2004, 01:17 AM
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If you are just welding mild steel plate. You should be fine. The old Lincoln 225 AC "buzzbox" is a great little stick welder. You can pick them up at auctions for between $50 and $100 bucks . They sell for a little over $300 new.

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If you're looking strictly for a stick welder, I picked up a Lincoln 225 amp at Lowe's for like $199 when it was on sale. Normally, I think it's about $229 or so. I don't think I'd hit axle tubes with a 100 amp welder... I don't think you'd get enough penetration.

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Would the 225 amp lincoln be enough for the axle ? What kind of power supply line would I need to power a 225amp welder? 220v or 110v and what amperage breaker ? Thanks

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You'd need 220v and a 50 amp breaker (if I remember correctly).

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I'm going to get at least a 225 amp arc welder. Does anyone have one of these? Or am I better off going with the Lincoln 225 AC that Lowes carries?

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I'm going to get at least a 225 amp arc welder. Does anyone have one of these? Or am I better off going with the Lincoln 225 AC that Lowes carries?

http://www.mytscstore.com/detail.asp...productID=9544
Hobart, Lincoln or Miller are all well-made welders.. I just picked up the Lincoln because it was in stock at Lowe's (got it on sale for $199).

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don,t waist your money on an ac stick welder
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