Originally Posted by Zlake
Ok after reading through this entire post I am still unsure. I see stick this or MIG that but I am still unsure.
I have only welded stick and I have taken a few intro. welding classes with stick. I would like to stay around $500 for a welder.
I am looking at being able to fab my own things like bumpers and skid plates. I am also going to need to be able to do things like repair rust spots on my body and fix exhaust hangers and the like. I really want an all around machine but I want to be able to weld 1/4" for bumpers. What do you guys think??
I have been looking at the Lincoln Pro-Mig 180's and the Lincoln 220v stick welders. Opinions?
$500.00 and 1/4" don't mix with Mig IMHO. Duck soup with stick.
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