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Buying a mig welder

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    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    I’m planing on buying a mig gun soon . Also a spool gun for welding aluminum . Was looking at the Lincoln 180 for medium shop use . Any advice on other models would be appreciated .
    Thanks

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

    #443950
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    do you mind changing gas or do you want to run the mig and the spool gun at the same time? Some of the higher end models let you run dual gas and you don’t have to unplug.

    Also look at the Hobart 210 MVP.

    The dual voltage is nice on both those machines if you need it.

    My best advice is find a spool gun you like to use and then get the machine it fits. Seems kinda back wards but I find there are subtle differences in the spool guns, but all the machines work basically the same.

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #443975
    TimelessQuality
    Pro
    Central America, (Kansas)

    Im a torch guy, lots of stick, and some mig experience…
    If I was gonna buy another welder, it would be a tig. Mig leaves a weld that’s too ‘hard’ for my taste..

    --Steve

    #444058
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Also look at the Hobart 210 MVP.

    The dual voltage is nice on both those machines if you need it.

    The Hobart 210 is a nice machine, If I had to buy another welder this would be the one.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #444247
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    Ive used the lincoln 180 its a nice unit. Though I have never hooked gas to it or done alum. So in that end i can give no advice

    #446289
    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    do you mind changing gas or do you want to run the mig and the spool gun at the same time? Some of the higher end models let you run dual gas and you don’t have to unplug.

    Also look at the Hobart 210 MVP.

    The dual voltage is nice on both those machines if you need it.

    My best advice is find a spool gun you like to use and then get the machine it fits. Seems kinda back wards but I find there are subtle differences in the spool guns, but all the machines work basically the same.
    I will check into the 210 MVP dual gas sounds good .
    I plan on getting a spool gun . I will take a hard look at them . I’ve seen some low end that are just entry level .thanks

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

    #446291
    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    Steve will look at a rig mig . My sons a welder an said the same thing . The mig would work well for my furniture grams I build . Thanks

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

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    #446504
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Steve will look at a rig mig . My sons a welder an said the same thing . The mig would work well for my furniture grams I build . Thanks

    what is a furniture gram? I haven’t heard that term before.

    #446523
    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    Steve will look at a rig mig . My sons a welder an said the same thing . The mig would work well for my furniture grams I build . Thanks
    Lol I guess I should have had my reading glasses on .
    Merry Christmas

    what is a furniture gram? I haven’t heard that term before.

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

    #446691
    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    The furniture gram is what happens when I don’t have my reading glasses lol .
    Have a Merry Christmas
    Steve will look at a rig mig . My sons a welder an said the same thing . The mig would work well for my furniture grams I build . Thanks
    Lol I guess I should have had my reading glasses on .
    Merry Christmas

    what is a furniture gram? I haven’t heard that term before.

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

    #446692
    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    Also look at the Hobart 210 MVP.

    The dual voltage is nice on both those machines if you need it.
    Seriously looking at the Hobart 210 an a good quality spool gun .

    The Hobart 210 is a nice machine, If I had to buy another welder this would be the one.

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

    #447507

    Steve will look at a rig mig . My sons a welder an said the same thing . The mig would work well for my furniture grams I build . Thanks

    What is that welded stand for? Looks like maybe a coffee table?

    #447532
    gtaylor
    Pro
    El Dorado, Ar

    Steve will look at a rig mig . My sons a welder an said the same thing . The mig would work well for my furniture grams I build . Thanks

    What is that welded stand for? Looks like maybe a coffee table?

    The stand is for a granite table an will have a shelve on the bottom .
    Still a work in progress

    My name is Gerald Taylor of Taylor made granite furnishings LLC . .

    #562561

    I am now in the market for a welder, and am looking at the Hobart 210 MVP, did anyone else end up buying one?

    Will

    #562564
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I am now in the market for a welder, and am looking at the Hobart 210 MVP, did anyone else end up buying one?

    I’ve been eyeing the everlast one, they are decently priced. . I was thinking of picking one up to do those hair pin legs that everyone is so fond of right now.

    #562583
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I am now in the market for a welder, and am looking at the Hobart 210 MVP, did anyone else end up buying one?

    Hobart makes a good welder as well as Lincoln Electric. Both would be good choices.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #562585
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    Me and a buddy went in on a Eastwood one it’s small and for the limited use its plenty. What are you going to use it for.

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