what mig welder to buy

Old 01-31-2008, 10:41 PM
  #11  
SST4530
Senior Member
DYNO TECH
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Leonard, Texas
Posts: 414
Default

The 120 volt rigs are great for body work. I would stay away from them when doing heavier chassis and cage fabrication.
SST4530 is offline  
Old 02-01-2008, 05:34 AM
  #12  
hotrodharley
Senior Member
EXPERT BUILDER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: spring creek nv.
Posts: 329
Default

i like the autoset feature on the miller 140 auto set..will this welder work for chassis and cage work.???????.it also is in my price range
hotrodharley is offline  
Old 02-03-2008, 08:07 PM
  #13  
rob41willys
Senior Member
SENIOR BUILDER
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tukwila, WA
Posts: 115
Default

ESAB bought out Linde whitch used to be L-TEC years ago. The ESAB mig master 250 is the current equivilant which is a pretty good machine for the home shop. I would steer away from the 120v machines because I think you'll want to upgrade later. Pay a little more now or pay twice later. I have got just about every kind of welder there is. ( stick, mig, tig ) The Mig Master is the one that I use most of the time
rob41willys is offline  
Old 02-04-2008, 06:38 AM
  #14  
hotrodharley
Senior Member
EXPERT BUILDER
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: spring creek nv.
Posts: 329
Default

I'M THINKING IF I LIKE THE MIG ONCE I KNOW IT BETTER AND TRUST THE WELDS I WOULD SORT OF PHAZE OUT USING MY LINC STICK AS MUCH;;I'M OWN A TIGHT BUDGET BUT DO WANT SOMETHING I'D BE HAPPY WITH.MORE I SPEND OWN WELDER LESS I CAN SPEND OWN BUILDING CAR SO LOOKING FOR A HALF WAY POINT.

SO WHAT I'M GETTING FROM THIS FOURM IS GO TO A 230VOLT WELDER[MIG]NOW THE PLACE I'M HOPING TO GET ONE FROM SAID THEY MAY DO IN HOUSE FINANCE FOR ME IF NOT TO MUCH.THE HAVE HOLBERTS/LINC/AND MILLER;;SO WHAT ONE TO BUY IS WHAT I NEED NOW.

THANKS EVERYONE FOR THERE HELP HERE
DON
hotrodharley is offline  
Old 02-04-2008, 08:36 AM
  #15  
SST4530
Senior Member
DYNO TECH
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Leonard, Texas
Posts: 414
Default

Originally Posted by hotrodharley
THE HAVE HOLBERTS/LINC/AND MILLER;;SO WHAT ONE TO BUY IS WHAT I NEED NOW.

THANKS EVERYONE FOR THERE HELP HERE
DON
Opinion's may vary, but of the three mentioned, You can't really go wrong. Here's my pick:

1. Miller
2. Lincoln
3. Hobart

Or if cost is your concern go with what fits your budget.

SST4530 is offline  
Old 02-04-2008, 05:35 PM
  #16  
fla1976
Senior Member
RACING JUNKIE
 
fla1976's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,535
Default Mig

I would suggest that you go to your local welding shop gas supplier and ask them brand they recommend. They usually repair welders and see all the problems that are common. They may even have a used one that is for sale.
fla1976 is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 03:10 PM
  #17  
poncholvr
Senior Member
MASTER BUILDER
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 146
Default

got to love the power of blue-lol
miller,all the way-
i have a flux cored welder- stay away from them- there junk for thin sheet metal- - just a suggestion-

a good one and you can switch to a aluminum wire- or spool gun-
so id say do the instore layaway- i wish i would have!!!!!!
its well worth the extra money- vs, the drawbacks of not being able to do bolth-
poncholvr is offline  
Old 02-07-2008, 03:50 PM
  #18  
bbc4life
Member
MASTER JOURNEYMAN
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 36
Default

I would stay away from the hobart 140 welder I bought one to put my new cage in my car and it was not big enough so i sold it and bought a lincoln 180 it is a very good welder and you buy it at lowe's for 669.00
bbc4life is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -