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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:41 PM   #1
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Im gonna start welding!

I'm really excited to learn. So I'm looking around for a machine and I think I found not and I want you 2 cents on it.
http://raleigh.craigslist.org/tls/3480558673.html
He said he would do 300 without the grinders but I think I can get it a littler cheaper. Does that sound like a good deal to you guys?

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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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Offer him $300 for everything including the grinders. You'll need them... That is unless you already have some.
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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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I already have the one of the same grinders that is bran new. Idk why I would need two
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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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It would keep you from having to swap between flap disks, cutoff wheels, and the like. Saves a whole bunch of time...
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Unread 12-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #5
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lookup Miller Maxstar 150 STL. That's what I have
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Unread 12-29-2012, 11:02 PM   #6
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I already have the one of the same grinders that is bran new. Idk why I would need two
I have three. One with a wire wheel for slag. One with flap disk and one with a grinding wheel. Sound investment in my opinion.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 12:51 AM   #7
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I already have the one of the same grinders that is bran new. Idk why I would need two
LOL....you will find out when you get into doing a decent amt. of metal work. I have 6 electric grinders.
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Unread 12-30-2012, 09:41 AM   #8
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Hmmm. I will see if I can make a good deal with him.
I can find some Maxstar 50 series but no 150 on craigslist. They are still out of my price range..
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Unread 12-31-2012, 05:16 AM   #9
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Look for a bigger machine if you can afford it. Home Depot sells that machine new for under $300. I just upgraded from a 100 amp to 140 amp Lincoln MIG and I wish I had gotten at least 180 amp machine. Great machine but a little small to weld 1/4".
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Unread 12-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #10
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Look for a bigger machine if you can afford it. Home Depot sells that machine new for under $300. I just upgraded from a 100 amp to 140 amp Lincoln MIG and I wish I had gotten at least 180 amp machine. Great machine but a little small to weld 1/4".
x2. Take into account the cost of C25 (shielding gas) in your total cost. The extra couple hundred dollars you spend now on a 220V welder doesn't seem all that bad then.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 09:12 AM   #11
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I completely agree and understand you guys. But I'm in college and will only do some minor welding and eventually will upgrade bc right now the money just isn't there for a 220v
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Unread 12-31-2012, 01:51 PM   #12
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Then I would suggest finding at least a 100 amp welder instead of the the one in the listing for that price. I think that is only 88 amps. You can probably find a 100 or 125 amp unit for the same price or less. I sold my Weld-Pak 100 for $150 with the regulator and a spool of flux core wire.
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Unread 12-31-2012, 11:40 PM   #13
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I completely agree and understand you guys. But I'm in college and will only do some minor welding and eventually will upgrade bc right now the money just isn't there for a 220v
I found a Lincoln ProMig 140 several years ago for only $250 at a local pawn shop. Brand new. Not a 220 machine, but will give you more options that that machine.


That helmet is probably 30 bucks used. The Dewalts look like the small 7 amps I just added to my collection of 5 (see other's earlier suggestions about multiple grinders) for I think 35-40 bucks each on a Christmas sale. I think you can do better than 300 WITH the grinders included.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 07:37 AM   #14
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You might want to take a look at this - http://www.eastwood.com/mig-welder-1...5a-output.html. Eastwood usually has good stuff. I keep looking at their TIG welder, great price and good reviews.
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Unread 01-01-2013, 12:29 PM   #15
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Yea so I'm gonna pass on the welder I showed you guys. After listening to what everyone has to say I think I can find a better welder for the price that would be overall better for me.
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