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89yj
05-22-2006, 01:32 PM
Looking to buy a welder. What kind do you guys use in your shops. what kind would you recommend. My friend just bought a new miller that does stick and tig. It's a nice unit but kind of expensive at $2500.

stuckle
05-22-2006, 01:38 PM
thats a nice unit

i love my stick welder...its dynamite..

tig it amazing if you know how to do it...iv only tryed it a few times...

mig is probably the best for all purpose tho.... with a stick and mig welder you can do near anything

nykoma
05-22-2006, 03:21 PM
same thing here i have been looking at the little miller's that run off regular household power. those things any good?[cheers]

Squishy
05-22-2006, 03:45 PM
id guy a millermatic 175 depending on what you want to do with it. i picked up a new miller 210 and its more than ill ever need, the 175 would have done just fine but i opted to buy a little more(can add a spool gun and another gas bottle so i can weld aluminim or stainless or whatever later on if i want)

now i just need to figure out how to set it

sparky
05-22-2006, 08:38 PM
id guy a millermatic 175 depending on what you want to do with it. i picked up a new miller 210 and its more than ill ever need, the 175 would have done just fine but i opted to buy a little more(can add a spool gun and another gas bottle so i can weld aluminim or stainless or whatever later on if i want)

now i just need to figure out how to set it
yup [iagree].................have a 175 and i can do most every thing with it if i did it over again i would get the 210 for sure then i have all bases covered..[51]

InteriorZR2
05-22-2006, 08:40 PM
I picked up a Hobart Handler 180 MIG just after christmas, 180 amp 220 volt, regulators, can run gas/gasless. Does everything I need it too and more. I think I paid $890 for it in a shop in Kelowna.

sj-x 500
05-22-2006, 08:46 PM
that's a nice unit, tuner inside runs the 175 hobart, and he uses it all the time!

m j
05-23-2006, 12:36 AM
Miller 251
I dont think you can go bigger on single phase power

DirtyComanche
05-23-2006, 01:14 AM
I've got a lincoln 'tombstone' stick. Does everything I want. AC/DC, 225A A/C and 110A D/C. I've also got a 90A mig. I don't use it...




MIG is for pretty boys. Well, if I had a MIG that actually packed some amperage I'd use it. Maybe. I actually really like stick welding. Most of the time...

Greg82
05-23-2006, 02:55 PM
I have a 250 Amp MIG machine.

Work fine for me:D