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Unread 12-16-2007, 06:14 PM   #61
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I bought a Millermatic 251 when i was 17...im going on 21 in a month. Didn't think twice about it, cashed in a mutual fund that wasn't growing very much, bought the biggest welder i could afford, and been happy since. Its paid for itself over and over again.

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Unread 12-16-2007, 07:03 PM   #62
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Yeah I am going with the Maxstar 150 STH kit. Especially because I don't ever really plan on welding aluminum. Maybe in the future but not anytime soon. Thanks guys for the feedback.
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Unread 12-16-2007, 07:12 PM   #63
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^ Good choice.

My next investment will be a full blown Tig welder. Probably the Miller Syncrowave 250
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Unread 12-16-2007, 08:57 PM   #64
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^ Good choice.

My next investment will be a full blown Tig welder. Probably the Miller Syncrowave 250
Look at the Miller Dynasty 200 if you can swing the cash.
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Unread 12-16-2007, 09:33 PM   #65
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Look at the Miller Dynasty 200 if you can swing the cash.
Its gonna be a while before i buy one, so i have plenty of time to test out machines and make a decision.
The decision will be easy though, i'll buy the biggest welder i can afford once again...so the longer i wait, the bigger and better the welder


For now... i will mig on w/ my mm251
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Unread 01-06-2008, 07:54 AM   #66
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Question about welding

I am thinking of going to a palce to have a 5x8 steel tube trailer welded together. What am i looking at spending, ill get the axle and shackles and all that stuff, i just need it welded together. Am i better of just doing it myself
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Unread 01-06-2008, 04:17 PM   #67
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FINALLY bought it

I finally got the welder I had been thinking about for some time. I went as big as I could afford. I know that it is overkill for a jeep but I do not want to have to go back a couple years from now and need a bigger machine because I didn't want to drop the extra cash on the front end. The Millermatic 252. Never welded before buying this one but so far it is AWESOME!!! I already patched one nasty hole in the side of the jeep. Good fun to come. Hope the pic works.[URL=""]
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Unread 01-06-2008, 04:27 PM   #68
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^ good choice! I was in the same situation 3 years ago and dropped the extra cash on a brand new MM251... havn't regretted it one bit

Enjoy!
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Unread 01-06-2008, 04:41 PM   #69
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I am thinking of going to a place to have a 5x8 steel tube trailer welded together. What am i looking at spending, ill get the axle and shackles and all that stuff, i just need it welded together. Am i better of just doing it myself
If you can weld, do it yourself.
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I finally got the welder I had been thinking about for some time. I went as big as I could afford. I know that it is overkill for a jeep but I do not want to have to go back a couple years from now and need a bigger machine because I didn't want to drop the extra cash on the front end. The Millermatic 252. Never welded before buying this one but so far it is AWESOME!!! I already patched one nasty hole in the side of the jeep. Good fun to come. Hope the pic works.[URL=""]
Pretty welder.
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Thanks for the click free. Still waiting to hit that magic #.
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Unread 01-06-2008, 06:17 PM   #72
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??

dont know how to but would like to learn and make some bumpers and all kinds of other stuff. whats a good machine cost?
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Unread 01-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #73
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Thanks for the click free. Still waiting to hit that magic #.

I would just like to mention now that I HATE YOU Nice welder my friend. Would have gone with something similar if I had the space to store it. Went portable and got the MM180.
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dont know how to but would like to learn and make some bumpers and all kinds of other stuff. whats a good machine cost?
A 220 volt rig starts at about $400 or so depending on what you purchase. And of course there's all the other stuff that goes with it, safety equipment, tools.
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Unread 01-07-2008, 11:30 AM   #75
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Clarke 180EN ??

Does anyone have any input on Clarke models or stick to the Lincoln, Hobart, Miller for a 220V mig?

http://store.weldingdepot.com/cgi/we...ot/WE6524.html

for 340$ this seems reasonable if it is decent, even with a 20% duty cycle.
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