1. arkydog

    arkydog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    In the autobody industry, to be certified as a welder on cars, the nationwide welding test is done with lincoln 110 welders sp135. used to be sp125, for the test. One reason being that they are infinitly variable. I have been certified for 8 years now and own a lincoln sp125 and a lincoln ac/dc stick welder both. after working in different shops and using all different kinds of welders, I would recomend eithe one of these welders.

    just got done building a mini-backhoe andcouldn't have done it without a good welder.


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  2. Rustic Goat

    Rustic Goat LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,194

    Very nice looking piece of equipment you built.
  3. rookiemower

    rookiemower LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 766

    arkydog how do you adjust side to side is there a small cylinder to swing it sideways

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    nice job :)
  5. Black Water

    Black Water LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 250

    Looks good. Nice job.:)
  6. arkydog

    arkydog LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    The boom swing cylinder is on the other side of the frame. Just can't see it from that angle. You can see the 2 hoses from the valve to the cylinder. It took alot of welding and at times I wish I would of had a 220volt 250amp mig welder, but there were times when I was welding outside and couldn't have used it. That why I bought the stick welder.
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    We have a Lincoln MIG like that at school, pretty neat little machine. We also have a huge ESAB Mig Master that is apparently so good, our shop teacher won't let us use it, only for him he says. Good luck with the new toy.

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