Simple welder question... after research

Discussion in 'Workshop and Home Improvement' started by REZARF, Jul 17, 2005.

  1. REZARF

    REZARF

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    Howdy-

    So I have been reading the posts here about MIG vs TIG vs Stick vs Flux Core and all the other stuff with welders for days now.

    I have a tiny cheap (Northern Tool) 110 amp wire welder... flux core with no option for gas.

    The spatter is crazy, but it makes for killer sparks around the shop. :) This has gotten me by for all kinds of household stuff but I am seriously thinking about fabbing up a bumper/tire carrier, and some rock sliders, and doing some serious (read extensive) body work on a new cruiser project.

    I think it is time for a new welder. I like how clean the MIGs burn.

    Question, is a 220v MIG wire feed with gas my best option? I was looking at the Hobart Handlers... are there better options for the same price?

    Thanks in advance, I know this gets revisited about every week here.

    Rezarf <><
     
  2. alia176

    alia176

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    Hobart and Miller are made in the same facility so go for it!
     
  3. honk

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    It's true. There are differences between the models of same output between the brands but they don't amount to much. A plastic part vs. a steel part; flippable wire guide vs nonflippable; a couple of other things and the different colors.
    Most say that the Miller models are better built but I think that it's mostly a matter of everyone having an opinion.
     
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