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Posted March 28, 2010 - 08:34 PM

I got this Hobart Handler 125ez gasless mig welder and 14 inch Ryobi Chop saw, both for just under 300.00. I have a nice two wheel cart that used to hold a commercial spray rig, I want to build/weld a small base to hold my welder on it and maybe a small storage box underneath. I really need to practice my welding skills, but after two or three attempts I'm learning. I really need to build a welding table also. I'll tackle that after I fab up the cart

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Posted March 28, 2010 - 09:31 PM

You'll be able to do a lot with that welder. I use my little Craftsman gasless more than any welder I have. It's just 90 amps, but I have welded a lot of 5/16" steel and no welds have ever let go. It really shines on thin metal, welding thin sheet, or repairing mufflers. Mine only has HI & LO heat settings, so yours will be easier to set for a particular job. And I couldn't live without my chop saw even though I have a plasma cutter.

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Posted March 28, 2010 - 09:54 PM

Sounds like you got a great deal!

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Posted March 28, 2010 - 11:06 PM

Thanks guys, I really am going to be able to do a bunch of stuff with this set up. Everyone told me not to buy this, it was too small, but I wasn't going to use it as pipe or thick metal welder, and I have a nice stick welder, I wanted something for decks and light steel. On a side note I'm going to buy a plastic welder anybody used these, I really hope they will do what they say

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Posted March 29, 2010 - 04:50 AM

That is a great little welder,you should be able to get things done with that.

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 06:41 AM

I'm thinking of taking some lessons down at the local community college

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 07:02 AM

Hey,that's good idea.

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 02:20 PM

I think you will be extremely pleased with the little welder, it is basically what I have and suits me just fine. I would love to get a chop saw for metal, I have a miter saw for wood. I would say you got a heck of a deal as usual.

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Posted March 30, 2010 - 11:21 PM

I have a knack for finding things and getting them before the next guy. I think I could make a living doing it. I really I spend alot of time looking for what I want online, but I think it's worth it.

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 04:43 AM

Yeah,it does pay off,I think.

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 08:28 PM

I think you did quite well getting both of them for 300.00. I have heard a lot of good things about the Hobart welders, I think you will be happy with it. I have a chop saw and use it all the time. I'm still saving up for a mig unit yet.

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Posted March 31, 2010 - 10:22 PM

craigslist, craigslist, craigslist. I saw a hobart 140 with gas bottle and cart for 250, just couldn't get to it in time




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