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#1 bbuckler OFFLINE  

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Posted March 25, 2017 - 03:52 PM

Bought from a buddy cheap because he knew I needed a good welder and he just upgraded his. It is the first time I welded mig in 6 years.

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Posted March 25, 2017 - 03:59 PM

If that's a Lincoln it should be a darn good welder. Had one for many years and it was trouble free.


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Posted March 25, 2017 - 04:22 PM

If that's a Lincoln i should be a darn good welder. Had one for many years and it was trouble free.

Yep a Lincoln 140


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Posted March 25, 2017 - 04:31 PM

I have a Lincoln pro 135, but mine is really fast because it's a NASCAR edition! LOL
I bought mine with half the first spool of wire and a tank that never had gas in it, cart, helmet, gloves hammer, brush, several tips and spools of wire, looked like brand new, for $100. Had to drive 150 mile round trip but I'd do it again.
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Posted March 25, 2017 - 04:34 PM

I have a Lincoln pro 135, but mine is really fast because it's a NASCAR edition! LOL
I bought mine with half the first spool of wire and a tank that never had gas in it, cart, helmet, gloves hammer, brush, several tips and spools of wire, looked like brand new, for $100. Had to drive 150 mile round trip but I'd do it again.

I got a good deal but not a $100 good. I spent $300 and there is one just like it on craigslist for $500


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Posted March 25, 2017 - 04:41 PM

I saw mine on CL and called the lady and told her I was on my way. Story was husband was going to restore classic cars, after he discovered he was way over his head, he bought thousands of dollars on woodworking tools to do furniture. The welder was covered in sawdust in a corner. I thought it was a misprint, but she assured me $100 was correct, I almost got a speeding ticket going over, scared to death someone else would get there first.
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Posted March 25, 2017 - 04:42 PM

Bought a Lincoln sp130 run .024 wire with c25 gas mix about 20 years ago , been trouble free , very good machines.

 

Stock up on some extra contact tips      you will fry your last one 5 minutes after the store closes :mad2:


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Posted March 25, 2017 - 04:48 PM

I have a Lincoln SP100 with a gas bottle that I bought about 25 years ago. At the time is was the biggest 110v welder I could get and was close to $ 700. I was doing side jobs at people's homes that others wouldn't take on and I couldn't count on getting to 220v. It's a super welder. It has done everything that I needed it to do. You can't go wrong with a Lincoln or a Miller. Both are nice machines.

My two handiest tools are my MIG and my oxyacetylene torch.

My unsolicited advice: make the time to get to the local community college and take a welding course. Tell the instructor what you want to learn and they will work with you in the lab to get you to where you want to be. It's easy to lay a cold weld with a MIG that looks good.

Have fun with it.
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Posted March 25, 2017 - 04:59 PM

I mostly use flux core because pretty no big deal on most of mine, but penetration is. I don't weld often enough to stay sharp, but in a couple of passes I'm doing fine.
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Posted March 25, 2017 - 05:19 PM

I mostly use flux core because pretty no big deal on most of mine, but penetration is. I don't weld often enough to stay sharp, but in a couple of passes I'm doing fine.

I got the gas setup for this one but I can't weld indoors because my shop is a stall in a barn.


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Posted March 25, 2017 - 08:06 PM

I got the gas setup for this one but I can't weld indoors because my shop is a stall in a barn.



I have the tank and regulator, but never use it.
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Posted March 25, 2017 - 08:17 PM

I got the gas setup for this one but I can't weld indoors because my shop is a stall in a barn.

well MIG was definitely not meant for outdoor work, the gas used with MIG is inert, doesnt burn. It is just there to protect the weld puddle from contaminates, and any breeze blows it away and makes it not effective. and to weld "MIG" without the "IG" ("inert gas") is not very pretty or very strong.  I'd be worried about other parts of welding in a barn than the gas.... like sparks igniting nearby straw or hay....


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Posted March 25, 2017 - 08:22 PM

well MIG was definitely not meant for outdoor work, the gas used with MIG is inert, doesnt burn. It is just there to protect the weld puddle from contaminates, and any breeze blows it away and makes it not effective. and to weld "MIG" without the "IG" ("inert gas") is not very pretty or very strong.  I'd be worried about other parts of welding in a barn than the gas.... like sparks igniting nearby straw or hay....

That why I don't weld in the barn I got 100 square bales in there.



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Posted March 25, 2017 - 08:40 PM

Already fixed the axle on the kid's go kart with it


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