Which Welder?

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  1. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am thinking of getting a welder soon so, I can not be board in the winter.

    I am wondering which out of the following models would u pick?



    Choice 1

    Choice 2

    Choice 3
     
  2. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Definetly choice 2, But i found it cheaper here
     
  3. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    2 Hobart is made by Miller and it will have a Tweeko gun (good).
     
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You know, If you visit a few welding shops you could get a similar price and some instruction. Plus you going to need gas and accesories.
     
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    true, plus you'll save mega big on shipping!!!
     
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    If you want a mig go with a 220 volt version the 120 volt models have a low duty cycle and your pretty limited what you can weld.

    Go with a Miller or Hobart you will be guaranteed to get parts in most welding shops and Industrial supply places those no name brands like Century is too hard to get parts for.
     
  7. pelnuts

    pelnuts LawnSite Member
    from MI
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    Out of those 3...get the Hobart w/gas!!

    If the funds are available go to the 135 or 175!!

    IMO
     
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    lincoln 175. 3 phase, very easy.
     
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    if he has 3 phase power it would be cheaper to run...
     
  10. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Posts: 4,347

    TOO WEAK, get something thats 175amp. then you can do .25" in just one pass. I would suggest Lincoln.
     

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