Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 11-01-2012, 08:07 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 10,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriot Services View Post
Here's the real problem with those machines. When you have to do more than a few inches of bead it will heat up and trip its own breaker. Then it won't work until it cools down. The duty cycle is stupid short on them. IMO you can't beat a Lincoln225 ac\dc stick welder for welding everything from sheet up to 1/4 inch angle. Takes a little practice to do good welding. CL is full of them for 150 with accessories. Mine is 30 years old and works like new.
Posted via Mobile Device
I was going to get a wire welder to "learn", I plan to get a stick welder if necessary later on.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Patriot Services's Avatar
Patriot Services Patriot Services is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 8,582
Quote:
Originally Posted by larryinalabama View Post
I was going to get a wire welder to "learn", I plan to get a stick welder if necessary later on.
Two very different techniques. The wire feeds don't give the best penetration or allow for puddle control. They are great for thin sheet though.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-01-2012, 08:31 PM
DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: dennis ma.
Posts: 1,344
Not a big fan of flux core wire. You are better off getting a gas fed welder, just mmy opinion.
Goo dluckk with your purchase.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-01-2012, 08:34 PM
cgaengineer's Avatar
cgaengineer cgaengineer is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 15,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriot Services View Post
Here's the real problem with those machines. When you have to do more than a few inches of bead it will heat up and trip its own breaker. Then it won't work until it cools down. The duty cycle is stupid short on them. IMO you can't beat a Lincoln225 ac\dc stick welder for welding everything from sheet up to 1/4 inch angle. Takes a little practice to do good welding. CL is full of them for 150 with accessories. Mine is 30 years old and works like new.
Posted via Mobile Device
I agree. The buzz box is the best first welder for anyone.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 11-01-2012, 09:08 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Winston-Salem NC
Posts: 1,706
Quote:
Originally Posted by Patriot Services View Post
Here's the real problem with those machines. When you have to do more than a few inches of bead it will heat up and trip its own breaker. Then it won't work until it cools down. The duty cycle is stupid short on them. IMO you can't beat a Lincoln225 ac\dc stick welder for welding everything from sheet up to 1/4 inch angle. Takes a little practice to do good welding. CL is full of them for 150 with accessories. Mine is 30 years old and works like new.
Posted via Mobile Device
Yeah, that northern hydraulic's machine has a 20% duty cycle. I think that mean's it's only good for 12 minute's a hour ?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 11-01-2012, 09:25 PM
ed2hess's Avatar
ed2hess ed2hess is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Austin Texas 78727
Posts: 11,660
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgaengineer View Post
I agree. The buzz box is the best first welder for anyone.
Posted via Mobile Device
Is this what your talking about? So I would need 220V and how many amps
since it rates 40 to 225amps? I don't have that kind of power at a residential home...after have a big AC.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-AC-2...item20cc168d59
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 11-01-2012, 09:55 PM
knox gsl's Avatar
knox gsl knox gsl is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: knoxville, tn
Posts: 3,690
Quote:
Originally Posted by ed2hess View Post
Is this what your talking about? So I would need 220V and how many amps
since it rates 40 to 225amps? I don't have that kind of power at a residential home...after have a big AC.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-AC-2...item20cc168d59
You will need a 50amp 220 volt outlet. I learned to weld with one of these and suck with a wirefeed. It will take some practice and keep the sticks dry.
__________________
I've never been skydiving, but I have zoomed-in on Google Earth really fast.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 11-01-2012, 10:50 PM
TNGrassCutter's Avatar
TNGrassCutter TNGrassCutter is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,299
I can do pretty good with my flux cord, it tends to blow through really thin stuff easily though. Its a little more messy than a gas mig welder, little more splatter. But its all I need just to piddle with.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 11-02-2012, 06:08 AM
cgaengineer's Avatar
cgaengineer cgaengineer is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Winder, GA
Posts: 15,777
Quote:
Originally Posted by ed2hess View Post
Is this what your talking about? So I would need 220V and how many amps
since it rates 40 to 225amps? I don't have that kind of power at a residential home...after have a big AC.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-AC-2...item20cc168d59
Surely you have enough room in your breaker box for another 50 amp breaker.

Not sure you will be really happy with the burn-in of a small wire feed welder unless working with really thin metal. And yes, your eBay link is the exact welder we have.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 11-02-2012, 09:19 AM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ragland Al
Posts: 10,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by ed2hess View Post
Is this what your talking about? So I would need 220V and how many amps
since it rates 40 to 225amps? I don't have that kind of power at a residential home...after have a big AC.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lincoln-AC-2...item20cc168d59
Doesnt Home Depoit have the same thing new for 300$?

It should plug into your clothes dryer plug
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:52 AM.

Page generated in 0.07978 seconds with 8 queries