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Unread 02-18-2014, 06:05 PM   #1
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Lincoln Arc Welder

Ok so here it is, I have a Lincoln 180C mig that works well for me. A guy at work has a Lincoln Ac / DC stick welder that he wants to sell for a 150. Is it worth to buy it being that I have a mig? I am getting more and more into fabrication and the only justification would be that with the stick welder I can more easily weld different materials and that I can weld thicker metal.

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Unread 02-18-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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Might be worth the learning experience, if nothing else!
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Unread 02-18-2014, 10:16 PM   #3
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Might be good to have for a windy day driveway repair on something heavy. You could also make a carbon arc torch with it if you need something heated but don't have an OA rig.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 12:09 AM   #4
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While 90 percent if the welding i do is done with wirefeed... A shop is not complete without an ac/DC stick welder, you can weld aluminum, stainless, very thick mild, run carbon arc for cutting/ gouging, etc. for $150 you can't lose, I'd buy it.
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Unread 02-19-2014, 03:18 AM   #5
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150.00 is a steal for a working AC/DC Buzzbox..they go for 500.00-600.00 new
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Unread 02-25-2014, 06:29 PM   #6
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Well picked it up, guy gave me over 100 bucks in rod!
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If the rods have been sitting, you may want to toss them in an oven to burn off moisture.
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Didn't know you could do that. Thought once they were wet they were done.

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Unread 02-26-2014, 08:38 PM   #10
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They where kept well and I'm in Az, but we will see if they are any good.
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