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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by keith455, Mar 29, 2007.
What kind of welders do most of you use for fixing your equipment? Is a Mig good enough?
What kind of equipment?
For most regular lawn equipment and light trailers, a good operator with a 120V MIG running .030 wire will do.
Anything larger will push you into a 240V MIG machine or excessive weld prep.
For burning deep on thick steel, a good 'ol buzzbox and some fresh 6011's are in order.
lincoln weldpak 100 with .35 flux core, i wont weld inside (fire hazard).like said above, u will need stick to go heavier, wire feed will get u through 95% of your lawn equipment
you could get a mm140 for the light stuff and a arc welder for anything much over 1/4 inch ..i have a mm251 and weld 1/2 all the time and if i want to go up to an inch i will switch over to a dual shield wire and much over that i get out my big old lincoln 300-300 arc tig
Hobart Handler 135 for me. Wire feed.
if you get a wire feed make sure you get a true mig with 75/25 gas, flux core sucks and if you can afford a 220v unit there worth it but 110 will work fine for most stuff
u must weld indoors with mig gass or u will get a bad weld...if u do it in your garage make sure u have a fire extingusher handy...migs great till the gas runs out in the middle of a project.no war over this, but flux core has its place for me, i have mig welded yes nice and clean, flux core has to be chiped...id rather not burn my house down.
I run a Lincoln WeldPak 155 Mig, 220V. I can work on just about anything with it. sheetmetal up to 1/2". Any thicker we dust off the old 22v stick welder. We just bought an aluminum conversion kit last week and tried it out tonight. It's the perfect sized machine for me.