1. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    :D
    Brought it home today.
    Lincoln Pro Mig 135 (amp) wire feed welder. Mainly using it with .035 flux core wire for now. It was $397 + tax at Lowe's. I'll post project pics as soon as I get my steel. I am still figuring this thing out. Any suggestions :confused:

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  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    get a good face shield, those don't offer any protection for the side of your face!!:blob2:
     
  3. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    Have a helmet already (with a headstrap). I guess that one will be for when people wanna watch.
     
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    that's what i do , i use a "nod" down helmet , if anybody is watching i give them the handheld one
     
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    also, if you haven't made the mistake yet, be carefull when you unwrap the wire, it will act like a spring!!
     
  6. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    At least twice while setting it up and then again when the stupid wingnut got loose! Man that's agrivating! but I do love this thing, once you get the power and wire feed speed set correctly it lays a really nice weld. Looking forward to using it, have a few projects in mind for it...
     
  7. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Posts: 457

    The Wright Brothers and Ford Motor Company all stated out in a garage , now B H B , look out world , amazing creations will soon be posted , congrats .
     
  8. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,773

    that's an easy way to lose wire, i lost like 20 feet when i first tried it way back when!!!
     
  9. FrankenScagMachines

    FrankenScagMachines LawnSite Platinum Member
    from IN
    Posts: 4,739

    you got it lawntek :angel:
    viper I took the spool off and untangled it and rewound it. Can't afford to cut it off LOL
     
  10. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    LOL....I just did that exact thing tonight. Bought the 100HD from Home Depot. That wire is worse than a starter rope spring!!

    ps...Im removing my avatar. I didnt realize you were already using it......:confused:
     

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