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Old 06-19-2005, 05:25 PM   #1  
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guys I'm looking for a good setup for home for some decent welding with gas...
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=43025
I perfered Harbor Freight since the store is only 10 minutes form my house.

I was also looking at the LINCOLN SP-135T MIG for $445 to, but not sure if the $45 extra makes a difference, but I know a few of you use Lincolns. any thoughts?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...523851345&rd=1

and then this kit to add sheilding gas from harbor freight??
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...temnumber=3395

what are your thoughts....right now I'll need something to do basic sheet metal and IC exhaust pipe work at home. budget is about $6-750 total.
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Old 06-19-2005, 05:27 PM   #2  
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The lincoln has a better current range, and I personally know someone who has one with the Gas upgrade, its a very good welder for entry level stuff.
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:18 PM   #3  
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i use a little like 100 somthin century mig for my exhaust, works awsome, somtimes for bovs and ---- and to mock charge pipes and manis up. then i use my tig miller 180 sincrowave. not myn, but soon to have one newer. dam my dads work.
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Old 06-19-2005, 06:21 PM   #4  
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man i need to buy a tig. anyone tried these cheap tigs yet?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...523402661&rd=1
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Old 06-19-2005, 07:35 PM   #5  
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I've seen those too on harbor freight's website. They never have any of the good ---- at the stores by me. Hell I'd get one of those when I decide to get another welder. I'm not very picky. Hell welding with a wirefeed with no gas anything is good!
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:37 PM   #6  
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Real men weld with flux core...lol
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Old 06-19-2005, 08:42 PM   #7  
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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=55236

Thats a good price for a hobart. Id take the hobart over the lincoln for that price
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:20 PM   #8  
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Real men weld with flux core...lol
yeah! pourosity is the ---- when you're trying to build sealed air devices like charge pipes and manifolds.

Nothing like holes in the welds.

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Old 06-19-2005, 10:23 PM   #9  
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Dud if thats your budget just get a Miller 135.I say ---- Lincon,---- Hobart(wich is now owned by miller).You cant beat a Miller.Go to a welding suply store if you have one near you and open up all 3 machines.You'll notice that the Miller is the only one that doesnt have all the wire feed parts made out of plastic.Its built to last.
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Old 06-19-2005, 10:43 PM   #10  
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great info guys keep it coming!!!
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