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post #241 of 402 Old 06-06-2010, 07:18 AM
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I am looking at a used Lincoln v100 inverter tig welder is this a good welder for general jeep stuff
that is not sheet metal.
That's an excellent machine,have used it many times at a nuke plant in Baxley Ga where they use those machines .

It'll be good for anything from light to heavy,it can be used for TIG and Stick welding


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X2 on the harbor frieght welder, or any of their welders for that matter. I'm just looking for a good beginner welder and harbor frieght seems like a good deal.
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Harbor Freight welders are complete crap, even for free. Save a little more money and buy a decent machine. You'll be glad you did.
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bought the first welder to go in the stable. found a large shop going out of business and selling all of its inventory. they had a Millermatic 250, analog (i know these machines are iffy in some models offered in the earlier 250 series) and very lightly used. brought it home, replaced about 20 bucks worth of consumables, open the cover and find a brand new 44lb spool of .035 added a bottle of argon and i was set. couldn't go wrong for 350 bucks i don't think
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bought the first welder to go in the stable. found a large shop going out of business and selling all of its inventory. they had a Millermatic 250, analog (i know these machines are iffy in some models offered in the earlier 250 series) and very lightly used. brought it home, replaced about 20 bucks worth of consumables, open the cover and find a brand new 44lb spool of .035 added a bottle of argon and i was set. couldn't go wrong for 350 bucks i don't think
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I just recieved my miller 211. This is my Home welder. I also haver a 252 at our shop

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I just recieved my miller 211. This is my Home welder. I also haver a 252 at our shop
JEALOUS! That's the setup im buying (hopefully) by the end of summer...now i wait for paychecks to tumble in... have fun man! post up your projects!

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JEALOUS! That's the setup im buying (hopefully) by the end of summer...now i wait for paychecks to tumble in... have fun man! post up your projects!
I have to say I was worried it wouldn't be good enough since I am use to the 252. I have to say I think I like it better than the 252.

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i really hate you right now...mine is probably another 2 months in the coming...but i WILL have it before summer ends, AND to put the icing on the cake, im taking a welding class at school next semester. BLING!

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Miller 211 Autoset is on sale at AirGas right now...I really want it but my Lincoln is still working great. I did get a set of bottles to set up my cutting rig there though...on sale too, first gas filling free too. Making a portable yard/driveway fire pit this week.
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Found this on CL

"Lincoln Welder Tig250 ,AC/DC- and DC+ Combination Tig and Stick, includes tig torch ,foot pedal remote, stick welding leads, 1phase 50Amp"

The picture included looks like the same exact model that I've been using in my welding class, so I am fairly familiar with it. I loved TIG welding while we did it. It looks like people are able to pick up a bottle for argon at around $100, plus a fill. The guy is asking $650. It's a long shot if I get it, but I was thinking of offering maybe $550? Is this even a good deal? Seems like it to me.
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Found this on CL

"Lincoln Welder Tig250 ,AC/DC- and DC+ Combination Tig and Stick, includes tig torch ,foot pedal remote, stick welding leads, 1phase 50Amp"

The picture included looks like the same exact model that I've been using in my welding class, so I am fairly familiar with it. I loved TIG welding while we did it. It looks like people are able to pick up a bottle for argon at around $100, plus a fill. The guy is asking $650. It's a long shot if I get it, but I was thinking of offering maybe $550? Is this even a good deal? Seems like it to me.
I'd JUMP on that deal,especialy with all the extras,TIG torch,foot remote,leads,,etc

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I'd JUMP on that deal,especialy with all the extras,TIG torch,foot remote,leads,,etc
Ah that's what I'm thinking. Strange thing, in my class we haven't gotten to MIG welding yet. However, I enjoyed TIG welding so much. Was I right about the price for a bottle?

Thanks Ironworker for the quick reply.
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Ah that's what I'm thinking. Strange thing, in my class we haven't gotten to MIG welding yet. However, I enjoyed TIG welding so much. Was I right about the price for a bottle?

Thanks Ironworker for the quick reply.
It depends on the area as to what the bottles cost,it's actualy a wide range of prices from one location to the other...one thing you can do is sometimes people on craiglist or local swap papers will have used bottles for cheap.

Since you love TIG so much and getting a TIG outfit now,keep up the practice and learn it well,there is plenty of stick and wirefeed weldors,but not many REAL TIG weldors out there and a career in TIG welding is a high paying job over stick or MIG because of the extra talent it involves

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It depends on the area as to what the bottles cost,it's actualy a wide range of prices from one location to the other...one thing you can do is sometimes people on craiglist or local swap papers will have used bottles for cheap.

Since you love TIG so much and getting a TIG outfit now,keep up the practice and learn it well,there is plenty of stick and wirefeed weldors,but not many REAL TIG weldors out there and a career in TIG welding is a high paying job over stick or MIG because of the extra talent it involves
Thanks, hopefully I can find a bottle for relatively cheap if I pick this guy up.

I'm not looking for a career in TIG welding, just a hobby. But since TIG can produce very high quality welds, I figure if I can find a good deal on one I should try to snag it. I'd use it on steel, no aluminum yet...

Thanks for your help, I'll let you know if things fall into place!
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