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post #16 of 27 Old 01-15-2012, 08:07 PM
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basically it is good for a trail fix to get someone off the trail and back to the trailer.

spot welds, it will work fine just to tack things together, but i would still suggest looking for a cheap welder. you can pick up an old buzz box on Craigslist for $100 or less and be much better off.


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ok thanks man
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there is also this if you want to spend the money...

http://www.readywelder.com/

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yeah thats great but if i have 600 bucks to spend on a readywelder i wouldnt be tryin to use batteries to weld huh. sorry just hate how theres always someone who says"well you could just drop a couple hundred bucks and buy the exact thing you want and be done" maybe i am just in a small minority who cant afford all the sweet jeep toys and accessories but i will stick to lookin for a cheap old welder on CL found one for 50 and the guy says it works says he just used it recently to repair something so i will look into that. thanks for all the help though guys, i do however like your priority list dcope
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As far as Battery welding it is only used for emergency only situations.....

I see alot of people online create an emergency setup to do this just incase of a dire emergency if you are way out on a trail and have no other choice but to do a little weld on something just to limp home or somewhere to get it repaired properly....
It can be a great thing to have,but it's not reccomended as a regular source of welding,it can cause a short in the battery..overheat them and may cause one to explode...etc etc...but in a pinch it could be done for emergencies.
Thats why you see no companies producing ( i have yet to see them anyhow) and selling a setup to do this,i would think there would be a major liability issue trying to sell something like this.

Your best and most cheapest option would be to do as what was said already,keep searching for a used Lincoln "buzz box" or what some call it a "tombstone" welder...the AC only machine can be had used for around 100.00 more and less..and the AC/DC machine is usualy a little closer to 200.00 and more used.

Dont buy any of the offbrand types,any i have seen are usualy 100 amps or less,not really enough power to do anything serious with stick welding.

Keep checking your local craigslist...also try out Searchtempest.com...it will do a major search of craigslist,ebay and other well known selling websites all at once and you have a choice of how many miles away from your zip code you want to search....for some reason i've found more local listings on craigslist through searchtempest than craiglist itself..it seems to do a more thorough search for some reason.........

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And for thoes of you that think stick welding is a pain in the butt as you never do it at home. Here is how to make a MIG welder that runs off of 2 car batteries. I did this 2 years ago, and it has saved my buddy on a trail out in the middle of nowhere moab. It takes a little more room than the stick method (fits in a 8 dollar orange home depot tool box), but you can basically do on-site fabrication. Its like a ready welder without the price tag.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/h.../#post10054358
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thanks ironworker thats wat i think i am gonna do!
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I have a mini 30 amp gasless mig I bought years ago that soon got replaced but not thrown out. It will be getting dismantled and turned into one of these. I have no need for a mobile welder but the need may arise in the future. Great idea.
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I have a mini 30 amp gasless mig I bought years ago that soon got replaced but not thrown out. It will be getting dismantled and turned into one of these. I have no need for a mobile welder but the need may arise in the future. Great idea.
How do you have a gasless Metal Inert GAS welder. Im assuming you mean a flux core welder


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How do you have a gasless Metal Inert GAS welder. Im assuming you mean a flux core welder
It has a gas feed to use with regular wire and co2 or you can swap the polarity and use flux core wire.

So I have a mig welder with a gas less wire option. I still call it a mig welder as 'fcw welder' doesn't roll off the tongue in quite the same way

My larger mig also has a fluxes wire option

Never had a problem with flux wire it's just 5x the price.

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It's great to have the choice
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It has a gas feed to use with regular wire and co2 or you can swap the polarity and use flux core wire.

So I have a mig welder with a gas less wire option. I still call it a mig welder as 'fcw welder' doesn't roll off the tongue in quite the same way

My larger mig also has a fluxes wire option

Never had a problem with flux wire it's just 5x the price.

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Its a Wire Welder...MIG means what it stands for...Metal Inert Gas....alot who are just learning "think" MIG is any wirefeed..buts its not..there is MIG..Fluxcore and Dual Sheild..3 different processes

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Well I think a wire feed flux or gas shield welder made up of bits and bobs is a great idea and if I can make it small enough to stash away for emergencies it's worth while. I have several old wire guns and a complete working unit. When I find all the stuff out and take a photo if it all I would love to have any ideas on putting it together. I'm sure the one at the start of the thread is great but with all the knowledge on here I think it could be great.
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