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Unread 01-01-2013, 02:29 PM   #16
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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...
Ditto I wish I had at least two

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Unread 01-02-2013, 03:19 AM   #17
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I bought one of these when I was 18 and haven't looked back. http://www.lowes.com/pd_98103-1703-K1170_0__ I want to say I paid 200.
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Unread 01-02-2013, 06:26 PM   #18
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I bought one of these when I was 18 and haven't looked back. http://www.lowes.com/pd_98103-1703-K1170_0__ I want to say I paid 200.
If he is interested in SMAW he should look at purchasing a AC/DC machine. I know that there are 7018 AC electodes out there, but 7018 DC is the ticket. I don't even remember the last time i used a 6013 rod, even though i have 10lbs of them. Also, if he does end up with a stick welder i would highly recommend an oven for his 7018 electrodes. I use a Keen oven, which is a piece of garbage, but i got what i paid for. It costs about 60 dollars a year to run my oven 24/7. I paid about 400 for Hobart's Stickmate LX, which is a step down from Miller's comparable machine that is quite a bit more. If i would have done it again i would have bought a used AC/DC machine.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 12:10 PM   #19
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To be honest I haven't really considered any other type of welder besides a MIG bc i was told mig is the easiest to learn on.
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Unread 01-03-2013, 08:51 PM   #20
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To be honest I haven't really considered any other type of welder besides a MIG bc i was told mig is the easiest to learn on.
It is the easiest to learn on. It is also good to know how to stick weld.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 12:41 AM   #21
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Bringing an old thread up. When you posted in my build thread I realized you're local. Did you ever snag a welder? I have 3 at my house in Jville. A Lincoln A/C 225, a Hobart 140 and a Millermatic 175.

I picked up the Millermatic a little over a month ago from a guy in Wilmington for $500. Keep searching craigslist, deals are out there
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Unread 03-13-2013, 03:52 PM   #22
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Nah I didn't :/ I still wanna learn really bad. Going off to school kind threw this project to the back burner though...
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Unread 03-13-2013, 04:04 PM   #23
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Nah I didn't :/ I still wanna learn really bad. Going off to school kind threw this project to the back burner though...
Feel free to head to my place and learn anytime you want.
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Unread 03-13-2013, 04:14 PM   #24
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If and when I get to the area I will be sure to give you a shout!
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