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Unread 07-17-2013, 11:16 AM   #1
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Any experience with this welder?

I may be in the market for a welder in the next week or so, either that or more mods for the jeep (havent decided which yet) if so, would this be a good welder to start with http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lincoln-E...3#.UebQp6weXWd
I need a 110v welder, and one that is preferably in that price range or cheaper.

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Unread 07-17-2013, 08:47 PM   #2
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Save up a few more bucks and get the same one with gas. This unit is marginal at best for roll bars.
With gas its a good unit for sheetmetal and slightly thicker. Once again the gas will give nice welds with less experience.

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For $80 more get the Hobart Handler 140. It includes a Smith regulator plus a better machine imo.
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Save up a few more bucks and get the same one with gas. This unit is marginal at best for roll bars.
With gas its a good unit for sheetmetal and slightly thicker. Once again the gas will give nice welds with less experience.

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I read the one I'm looking at can be converted to gas, and is the gas one also 110v?
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Yes to 120 volt and its cheaper to get the whole package at once.

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ok i will probably go with the lincoln 140, just out of curiosity will this be powerful enough to outboard my rear shocks, or weld a truss onto my axle?
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Only if you are an experienced welder. This machine will be more than maxed out for those jobs. A 175 amp machine is the correct machine for those types of jobs.

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That is too small for many projects, you can find those a craigslist all the time from people moving up. I found a Millermatic 211 with tank for $900. It have about 2 minutes of use on it. It has been one of my best purchases ever. After having it I think I would pay $2,200 for it if that is what they cost.
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Better price

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I may be in the market for a welder in the next week or so, either that or more mods for the jeep (havent decided which yet) if so, would this be a good welder to start with http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lincoln-E...3#.UebQp6weXWd
I need a 110v welder, and one that is preferably in that price range or cheaper.
That is good for sheet metal work and that is about it. We had one in our tool & die shop for onsite work. If that is all you need Harbor freight has a 90 amp one that you can pickup on sale for $100 that can use flux core or be converted to gas that actually works better than the Lincoln did. We added a better clamp to the ground and are able to do pretty good welds up to 3/16" thick on good clean steel. The clamp from factory has a very small contact area. for the money on a portable you really cant beat them. but I would recommend a 250 amp welder for all your cage or frame work.
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ok i will probably go with the lincoln 140, just out of curiosity will this be powerful enough to outboard my rear shocks, or weld a truss onto my axle?
It can be done with a quality 140a machine, but I would only feel comfortable if the machine was set up with .035" flux core wire and the machine was on a dedicated 20-30a circuit 120v circuit. You can absolutely do trusses and shock tabs with a 140a machine, but it requires the correct amount of prep, and preheat never hurts. Like its been mentioned, a 175a and up machine would be preferred, but a competent individual could do it with a 140.
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I think i will put this off until tax return time. I have a 220v outlet for my pool filter, I just need to check the amperage on the breaker. I figure it would be fine to run a short extension cord >50 feet to the welder?
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I may be in the market for a welder in the next week or so, either that or more mods for the jeep (havent decided which yet) if so, would this be a good welder to start with http://www.homedepot.com/p/Lincoln-E...3#.UebQp6weXWd
I need a 110v welder, and one that is preferably in that price range or cheaper.
For less money and it can be used with gas.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-K218...item19dae70029
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