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Welder question
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TnT    Posted 11-11-2004 at 16:06:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm about buy a welder. I'll use it for general farm stuff plus I do a little car work or occasion. Is the extra cost for an AC/DC welder worth it or will the AC welder suit my needs?

TnT    Posted 11-11-2004 at 17:54:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
ATWOODS has a Hobart brand 220 volt AC welder for about $220.00. I think I'll go that route, thanks for the input.

Farmall    Posted 11-11-2004 at 17:15:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Ive had a Lincoln (cracker box) welder since 81. The cords have been taped up as the insulation has cracked off, bees have built nests in it numerious times, Ive replaced the clamp 3 times or so, and probably the stinger the same, and it still welds all that I need or want welded. I cant weld tin with it, like say 16 ga, and id like to be able to do that. Probably, the welder can, I just cant lol

IN A WORD    Posted 11-11-2004 at 16:54:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
probably not. There are times when DC would be "NICE" to have but nice to seldom justifys the cost so unless You can spend money for"nice' I'd stick with AC. More stable Arc,less splatter and You can get an AC rod to do anything the DC will do unless you get into real special areas and Me thinks if You get there You won't be botherin to ask. Would advise against Lincoln, Miller is good also Hobart. I own'em all three or did, gave the lincoln away a while back to a Fellow who may at some remote time want to strike an arc mabe. Proper machine and at right price.

Willy-N    Posted 11-11-2004 at 16:19:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Depends on your needs? I like the Mig Welders due to the nice welds with out cleaning slag ect. If I just wanted to weld up frames or heavy stuff around the farm I would go for a stick welder. The stick welders are sure cheaper to buy. Mark H.

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