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Posted December 06, 2010 - 06:59 PM

Them things are tanks. I would like to find one for stick welding. I have a little Hobart mig welder but I do enjoy welding stick once in a while, that and I would rather weld with stick on the more important pieces where strength is needed because I know that little Hobart isn't going to cut it for 3/8" + metal. I think you got a great deal.

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Posted December 06, 2010 - 07:39 PM

Those Idealarcs are one of the greatest welders ever built, the smaller and more in-expensive 150 dc made for the farmer and homeowner was also a good machine, if you get the early model wound with copper instead of aluminum. Like NUTNDUN, I use a MILLER 125 with gas kit for most of my welding, but anything over 1/4 in, I go for a stick machine.

As for price, you are going to pay over five hundred for about any DC machine, so start from there.

Just my opinion. Regards GEORGE