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Unread 07-20-2010, 09:54 AM   #1
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what do you think of this welder?

I was looking thru their site and came across this welder.MIG Welder 110VAC/ 135A Output
It is alot cheaper than a Lincoln, Miller or Hobart and seems to be decent for the price point. Does anybody have any experience with Eastwood?

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Unread 07-20-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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I can't access the link at work but I think you will want to stay with a welder from Lincoln, Miller, or Hobart. And I think other people will tell you the same thing...
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Unread 07-20-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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I agree with the previous poster on welder brands. It's cheap enough, that's for sure. Remember you get what you pay for. I've never been a fan of the 110 volt machines. They just don't have enough amps to allow you to weld thicker material effectively and the duty cycle on this one is only 20 % at 90 amps. Much welding on bumpers, swing away tire carriers and such will be at higher amps so your machine will be shutting itself down often to cool off. To be honest I have no personal experience with this brand so I really can't say but it seems you'd be better off buying a 220 volt welder and from a local source. Internet sales on large items like this will cause you a pain if you have issues with it.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 12:27 PM   #4
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looks a lot like the "Northern Tool" 110V welder version.

stick with Lincoln, Hobart or Miller...consumables are available everywhere...especially for the Lincoln's (Home Depot or Lowes).
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Unread 07-20-2010, 04:16 PM   #5
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Check this out The unknown issue is replacement parts and consumables plus what is tthe difference in prices? If it is small money go with the brand name IMHO.

YouTube - Eastwood MIG Welder Comparison
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