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Old 02-08-2011, 10:32 PM
dcarrill dcarrill is offline
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Default Best welders

hey what do you guys think is a pretty good welder that works good. I have a small old Lincoln welder right now but it doesn't work very good. I want to get a small one that is good.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:44 AM
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I know Miller is really good.

I have seen little portable style welders before I dont recall the names of them though.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:00 AM
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i have never had a problem with the lincon welder i use you probably just need to spend some time with the manual and get the right settings and wire for what application you using it for unless its like ultra old and is just broken
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:38 PM
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well i got it a little used and didnt come with any manuals
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:08 PM
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what model is it you can probably find a manual online
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:25 PM
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never get a miller IMO i worked with lincon welders forever i love them no problem at all
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Old 02-10-2011, 08:14 AM
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Default Re: Best welders

lincoln makes really reliable welders. the older millers are great too though
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:43 AM
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its a Lincoln 225 arc welder
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:21 PM
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never get a miller IMO i worked with lincon welders forever i love them no problem at all
This^ is a horrible statement. Miller is a great company. Our school has many Miller's and for the 15+ years they've had some of them, they've never had any problems with them. Miller will be a little more expensive though. Lincoln is a little bit cheaper in price but is just as nice as Miller. I think you should just figure out how to properly use your Lincoln that you have now(if you're still unfamiliar with it which by your posts it seems that way) instead of buying a new welder.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:31 PM
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I have a Lincoln Mig Pak 10 wire feed welder that I purchased from Menards 4 or 5 years ago and really like it.
Prior to buying this welder Ive never welded anything in my life, but this welder came with a VCR tape that kinda helped.
My welder can be ran with or without gas and me not knowing anything other than how to be cheap I was trying to weld without gas. (big mistake lol)
Using co2/argon gas made a world of difference and now after 4 years of different welding projects I am a very good welder.
Just adjust the heat and the feed and anything is possible up to 3/16.

I love my Lincoln welder but if I had it to do over again I would go with the 220v version.
I didnt have 220 in the garage at the time so I went with 110.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:42 PM
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Old 02-14-2011, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: Best welders

i like miller over Lincoln, both are good though, just be a little more careful with ones like chicago electric or the chinese ones, hobart isn't bad either, depends on what ur wanting to do.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:59 PM
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Default Re: Best welders

I've been a welder for more than 40 years - certified pipe and bridge welder and I would buy miller. although I used Hobatr on the job for many years.
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:00 PM
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Hobart and miller are the same I have seen them be made and some go to the right and get miller covers and some go to the left and get hobart covers
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:44 AM
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They are now wasn't that way thirty years ago.
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