Looking to buy a mig welder or a flux core. What does everyone here use? Im trying to stay cheap obviously.. Anything will be great!
I was thinking of getting something similar to this!
Im looking to build bumpers and basic fabrication. It will be a learn as you go process. I have welded mig in high school but looking to make my own stuff and save some cash and gain some knowledge! If anyone would like to post some tips that would be great!
1999 WJ 4.7L V8, 242 TC, Front Aussie Locker, 4 Inch RC X-Series lift, 17x8 w/ 4.5BS Black Rock Vipers, 285/70/R17 BFG KM2's, All AMSOIL Synthetic Fluids
if you can afford a mig obviously go for it. thats a nice looking kit for the money that you posted. id say stick with one of the big names as well, easier to get parts/accessories (lincoln, miller/hobart etc)
you can learn to weld decently with flux but will really be limited in your ability, i wouldnt want to fab a bumper with flux, even if you got decent welds it'd look so sloppy you spend hours grinding the surfaces smooth again. that being said, ive seen people weld decently with ~100 welders, such as of the harbor freight variety
2000 White V8 WJ LSR-6in-35's-LA's-242HD-Warn [B]SOLD and missed very badly[/B]
06 GTO - BC Coilovers, JBA Catless mids, Svede Intake
I have a hobart 140 mig/flux core. I love the thing. Did my stinger very easily but imo flux core is a pos way to weld. I went out and bought a 75/25 argon/co2 tank and my welds are a lot better with that setup.
while a 220 is nice, a 110 with gas will do fine.you will probably never fab anything over 1/4 inch and the 110 will do this.i have a 110 lincon on gas and have built alot of stuff with it.you will have to go a little slower however
02WJ Rough Country 4" Long Arm,3/4 spacers added to front,265x70x17C BFG All-Terrain T/A KO 31.8x10.7,super 44 flowmaster,K&N air filter,JKS adj track bar,JKS HD tie rod,JKS HD draglink,RCX dual stabilzer,Mickey Thompson Sidebiter wheels 17x9 4.5"BS,Saguaro4x D-Ring Mounts