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post #31 of 33 Old 11-08-2008, 03:47 PM
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I paid $579 for my hobart 187 over the summer at TSC, plus got another 10% off because they had a coupon. It was great price. I just got a flier from TSC this week that has the same welder on sale for $600.

If power supply is a problem and you have an electric drier close enough to your workspace, you could make an extension cord to run in it temporarely until you have service installed in the garage. I paid $50 for a 50 ft 10/3 extension cord at lowes and another $15 on ends to convert it to 220 (basically a drier plug end and a 30 amp receptacle).

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post #32 of 33 Old 11-08-2008, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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yeah sorry about that mix up ... i meant 3/16" not 3/8" lol. that would be a little much for a bumper.

i've talked myself into getting a little better quality ... i reallly like the hh140 my friend has one and he loves it.

i've found it for $490 locally with setups for gas or flux core (or the welder, autodimming mask, and leather welding gloves for $550)

after i get the exhaust manifold replaced, rear pinion seal replaced, and track bar replaced, i'll be gettin this i think.

whaddaya think of the price?

edit: what do you think about getting factory refurbished welders? i honestly wouldn't care if it wasn't new. http://www.toolking.com/products/517...ebase=500500AR

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MILLER OR LINCOLN MIG WELDER with shielding gas....for one the mig isn't going to make a huge mess for you to clean up, and mig welders are the easiest way to weld...Migs don't send out sparks everywhere, so that you be won't light the flamable materials as easy(still be safe) and it's not going to make a burn make on your legs....don't get a cheapy do to the fact that they dont but out enough electric current to get the metal hot enough for there to be a good weld...
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