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#1 DH1 ONLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2010 - 09:19 PM

Post a pic of your welder and tell us what you think of it.

Not sure if this belongs here or in welding fabricating.
Thought I'd start this Thread to see what welders are being used by members.

This is my welder, bought it new, 4 or 5 years ago on sale at Canadian Tire for $500. Set it up to run gas less with flux core wire, runs on 220 volt and can easily weld 2 pieces of 1/4" stock with a single pass, strong enough for what I need. It's a little tricky to weld light sheet metal with and the welds are not as nice as the gas setup would be. For me this one is good enough.

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Posted February 28, 2010 - 07:49 AM

I don't have any pics of mine but I have a Hobart 140, it looks a lot like yours except it is white and blue. I am running the flux cored no gas wire also for right now. Mine is 110V and I think that puts a hamper on it's performance. It is fine for what I do but with the upcoming project of building the frame for the set of three reel mowers in a gang setup I might be getting a gas bottle and some regular .030 wire.

Do you guys have any tractor supplies up in Canada?

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Posted February 28, 2010 - 09:18 AM

Do you guys have any tractor supplies up in Canada?



Yea we have TSC,

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Posted February 28, 2010 - 10:40 PM

I just bought a Millermatic 35. I have not used it yet, so no report on what I think of it. I was using my friends Lincoln 135mig with gas. It worked fine, but was a little under powered for the heavy stuff.

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Posted March 01, 2010 - 09:45 AM

You got a heck of a deal on that welder Todd. That gas bottle is huge.

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Posted March 01, 2010 - 09:45 AM

Yea we have TSC,


I thought they would be up there but you never know. I have never been up to Canada before.

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Posted March 01, 2010 - 09:51 AM

I don't have any pics of my welder,but it is a Miller 251 millermatic .I would be totally lost without it.I have welded steel from 22 gauge all the way up to 1 inch ,which is great for me as I do a lot of fabrication work.I also have the spool gun which is good for welding alluminum .

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Posted March 01, 2010 - 09:59 AM

I have a small flux core Lincoln, 120 volt.....I hardly use it....When welding thicker stuff, I mostly use my old 220v stick welder.....bought at a garage sale 20 years ago for $75.........Guess I am just an old relic

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Posted March 01, 2010 - 11:20 AM

You got a heck of a deal on that welder Todd. That gas bottle is huge.

Yea, I think so. As long as it works well. I looked up the cost of that size K tank and found that it sells for around $375 most places.
I only paid $385 for the welder including the tank.

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Posted March 01, 2010 - 11:38 AM

Ya, there is no need to justify it, you got a heck of a deal. :D Plus you can weld a lot thicker material then 1/4" with it too.

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 08:47 PM

I have 2- a 110 mig with flux core my dad borrowed thats never seems up to work. The other is an old tombstone stick machine that goes up 15 amps at a time. The thinest stuff i have welded was 1/8, with 6011 1/8 rod. Now that selection of rod isn't enough, so im gonna get some shallow penetrating rod for thin stuff, Ni rod for the cast axle on my homemade tractor, and 7018 for general stuff thats gotta be nice and clean.

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 09:29 PM

I don't have pics of my actual welders handy or even taken, so here are same machines I pulled off the net.


Here is sample pic of my smallest wire feed welder. 80amps Craftsman...no gas only. VERY good for light gauge metals. I do all my exhaust pipe work & light sheet metal with this. I even built my 3pt finish mower with only this little unit.

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This is sample pic of my Clarke 180EN, 180 amp gas or no gas. I built my entire front end loader with this welder. I use flux core wire right now. Too expensive using gas.

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This is just like my Hobart Tigwave 250, stick or TIG. I do my aluminum welding with the TIG part, and serious steel welding with the stick side. On stick, it turns up to 310 amps, but never needed near that much power. Really penetrates compared to cheaper welders.

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This is sample pic of my portable Lincoln Weldanpower 150, 150amp AC only welder. Sure comes in handy on the farm!

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Down in the farm shop we have a Century 225 amo AC/DC stick welder, plus acet. torch set. Couldn't find a pic like this Century.

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Posted July 09, 2010 - 09:45 PM

No pictures, but have a SP175T Lincoln Mig and a Older Miller Buzzbox Stick.Posted Image

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http://rrwelding.tho...007&prodid=1059

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 02:02 PM

I use a welder Ukrainian production SSVA-160

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 04:21 PM

This is my newest welder. It's a Lincoln 180C. I picked it up almost 2 years ago and I use it quite a bit. According to the manual it welds up to 1/2" but I've discovered that I'd rather do that in multiple passes for better penetration. I bought it mainly for the lighter stuff anyhow.
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This my Stick welder. It's a Forney as you can see, and I'm sure it has a model number, but it's old enough that I'd probably not find OE parts anyhow. It has a stick range up to 3/16" and a current range up to 180 Amps. It has solid copper windings in a multi-tap configuration. It also has a multi-tapped ground for a high and low setting for each of the tap ranges. It's a bit of a pain if you have to switch settings, but it was free except for the capacitor that I had to buy to get it working. I also hag to get the leads and plug ends. It's a faithful and sturdy unit and runs very smoothly for an AC machine.
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