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    Post up your welders!

    I would like this thread to go as follows....

    1: your welder
    2: what it costs new
    3: picts of your skilz with it.

    I didn't know how many welders there are aout there and pesonally I have a hell of a time finding a good one because I don't know what to look for. If we can get a good run of great welders and what they can do, we could sticky this in the future.


    so post up what you got!
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    Whenever I get a chance to go back home, I will take pictures of the four welders in the shop. I know a couple of them I will not be able to show pictures of the work I can do with two of them just because they are not in use currently and would take too much time to set up for just a demo shot.
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    I only have one But my buddy tells me I'm a natural welder. My first weld was a perfect nickel weld on some 4" channel. I have pictures however my USB adapter is not cooperating otherwise I could show you all the work I have been doing on my '85 K-5 (Replacing entire floor with 1/8" treadplate

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    Digging up an old thread here, sorry. I just bought this and thought it might intrest anyone looking for a new welder.

    Thermal Arc 211i - $2000 ready to go (cart/gas/wire and tax included and gas contract included) $1300 before all that but you can find much better prices I'm sure.
    It welds Tig, Mig (solid or flux core), Stick, Spool gun for aluminum and can be plugged into 110v or 220v sockets.
    Doesnt tig aluminum, and its lift start. Doesnt come with the spool gun, or tig pedal, and I got the tig torch only because there was a promotion for a free one. spool gun is $300, tig pedal is $200. I'm out of gas and dont have pics of weld beads right now, but heres a fender patch I made for a Nissan 1/4 ton, with .023 solid wire there was no heat warp in the sheet metal.
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    Welders...
    Miller Diversion 156 TIG with foot-pedal controller. $1700
    (not mine, but the same exact model)


    Miller Spectrum 165 Plasma cutter. $1400
    (again... similar model)


    Hobart 140 handler "MIG. $450
    (one more time)


    The Skilz...










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    I see you like Miller, cant go wrong there. FYI there is also a Miller 3 in 1 welder out in the $2500 range. Runs off 110v or 220v. Does MIG/TIG/Stick
    http://www.millerwelds.com/products/...p?model=M00361
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    That is nice, indeed!
    Iv'e got this bad boy on my buying list next. I may get lucky and have enough money after my tax return! (I need to buy a pipe bender first)

    http://www.xedf.com/itw/products/mig..._251/index.htm
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    Yeah thats a nice welder, good lifetime investment. This is the last fabrication tool I bought. Its really nice to have if you do any custom sheet metal fabrication. http://www.eastwood.com/shrinker-str...-two-jaws.html
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    I picked up a stretcher/ shrinker set too. I also got the stand and foot pedal to go wit it.

    I also picked up a bead-roller with a stand. I used them both for this...




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    Ah yea, nothing like burning some fresh metal. A bead roller is next on my list right now, I'm rolling my pennys! lol.
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    http://www.eastwood.com/mig-175-weld...elmet-kit.html
    Holy crap this looks pretty good for an entry level welder. 220v and even comes with a spool gun to weld aluminum, this would be an awesome first welder, its pretty cheap only $600. I paid more for my first welder 8 years ago that only does flux core and is only 110v.
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    Refilled my MIG bottle and got a bottle of argon to try out the TIG. The first pic is TIG weld, 20 gauge sheet metal T joint with a filler rod, today was my first time using a TIG. Second pic is MIG welding two bolts together. Those are my weld skillz, both done with the same machine, TA-211i fabricator.
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    E-gad! I forgot about this thread. I'll be in the shop the first of this next week, pictures will be taken of the mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rising_Phoenix View Post
    E-gad! I forgot about this thread. I'll be in the shop the first of this next week, pictures will be taken of the mess.
    Your week is up. Where's the pics?
    Gonna be quiet again for a little while, so show some patience. It will be worth the wait.
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