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Old 10-24-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Welder question

Any of you guys out there use a smaller like the eastwood 135 amp? Wouldn't be welding too many thick things and since I don't have 220 at the house right now and I can get this for 250 I figured it might be good for me. I am wanting to mainly use it to learn to weld as I have welded very little and been needing to learn. Worth the 250?

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Sounds like a good deal to me. I got a harbor freight chicago . Had for six years. All my buddies told me to get a miller or lincoln. I went with the cheapo that wouldnt last. 6 years in and never had a problem yet with it. I was just learning when I bought it. I really want a miller now but hard to buy when this dam cheapo wont quit on me. One of these days I will spree for one

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You not have a dryer plug?
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I have a Lincoln that runs on 110V. I've built my entire cage with it, no problem. I've even welded thick steel, 3/8" or so but with a 10% duty cycle, it's pretty slow.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
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You do have 220 at home. You just need to wire it up or get a 10 gauge extension cord made.

I have used 110 and 220 s. The 220 just works better.

I say save a little for a nice machine. You will weld more then you thought u would once u buy one. Mig is nice for home use.



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You not have a dryer plug?
Works for me.
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I have Hobart 140 and like it.

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miller 211 is a bitchin and is 110 and 220. last youll ever buy.
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miller 211 is a bitchin and is 110 and 220. last youll ever buy.
Ditto. I have one. Wanted one a long time. Saved the money. Glad I did.

Saved some money again. Made it all really bitching with the 625 extreme.




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Went from $250 to $1,200 LMFAO
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What are you wanting to weld?
Grab a cracker box for a couple hundred, plug it into your dryer outlet and go.
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Well I have a Hobart handler 180 at my brothers (not using it)but didn't think about using a dryer outlet. So I'm gonna go pick up the 180 and plasma tomorrow and give it a go!

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I have mine piggy backed off the dryer plug, no sense in unplugging the dryer everytime like Awesomebill does. Put it where its quick access. Buy some S/O and make a nice extension cord, 10 gauge will do. And get to on the HEEP
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i have a hobart 125 that i picked up at northern tool for $350, it does everything i need it to do.

my girlfriends dad has that little harbor freight chicago that does great for $100. he only uses it if he doesnt want to bust out his lincoln stick thats probably 30+ years old.

if i need anything else welded, i take it to obijuan with some tacos and it gets done in 6 months to never
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