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Unread 03-14-2011, 07:15 AM   #16
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if you can run a 240v machine thats what i would recomend. i have the lincoln 180 and so far so good. welds great and the duty cycle seems to work great for bumpers and such.

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Unread 03-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #17
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Is the 100 yours? If you already have a small MIG welder you are not getting a huge upgrade going to a newer/nicer 120v mig welder frankly.

^ I didn't see that earlier. No, the 100 isn't mine, it's my uncle's and he reluctantly lets me use it from time to time. That's why I really want to get my own - I hate borrowing things. 220 would be nice but right now it's not an option so I have to stick with a smaller welder. I don't know that I'd really use a 220 enough to justify the cost anyway.

Looks like that 3200 is gone so I'm keeping my eye out again. I don't see full kits come up that often so when one does show up I need to jump on it if it's a decen welder.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 10:01 AM   #18
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Would a 140 be the best 110/120 machine would you say?

What's the diff between a 140T, 140C, and 140 HD?
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Unread 03-27-2011, 06:29 PM   #19
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I purchased the Lincoln 125 from Lowes earlier this year. Built a cart with it and it worked very well. Was running flux core and wanted to be prepared to run gas so I started looking into the regulator kit. This would add around $120. By the time you did this, the 125 kit, apples to apples with the regulator, cost more than the 140 which came set up for gas. So, I took the 125 back and exchanged it for the 140. The 140 seems to weld better and can go up to 5/16 thick stock with the flux core wire. I would prefer the 180, but finances only go so far and I really didn't want to get into a wiring project right now. I would highly recommend the Lincoln 140. Works very well and lays down a nice bead for the money.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 06:51 PM   #20
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Would a 140 be the best 110/120 machine would you say?

What's the diff between a 140T, 140C, and 140 HD?
T = Tapped, C = continuous. Thats the voltage control, tapped means it only has 5 fixed positions (or whatever the amount, but like A B C D E) and C has continuous voltage control. One dial clicks, the other spins, basically.

The 140HD I think is their tapped control model, specifically for home depot. I don't know if its any different than a 140T.
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Unread 03-27-2011, 08:18 PM   #21
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I'm in the same situation as you i'm looking for a welder i am staying 110v for the time being but have access to 220v and 440v TIG, MIG, and ARC machines at school during the day.

I've been looking at 135-140amp welders here are the best deals so far. I want a miller but may stay hobart due to the price.

http://www.bakersgas.com/MIL907335.html

http://www.ruralking.com/welder-mig-...35323430333437

http://www.weldingmart.com/product_d...ADAB6610211428
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:13 PM   #22
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What up Apollo! It's nice to see another dub guy in here!
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:16 PM   #23
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i have a millermatic 180 and love it. not exactly what you were asking, but ive done race car roll cages, welded tons of 14 16 18 gauge aswell as 3/16'' and 1/4 half ect.
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Unread 03-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #24
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What up Apollo! It's nice to see another dub guy in here!
Hey man i wandered in here after learning to weld my last time out at sea. I've been shopping for welders too. I have at least a tire carrier and sliders to make.
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