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    T/A 185 mig tig stick machine
    spyder mike
    Just would like some feedback on the "stick" aspect of this machine. I would guess it is fine for doing heavy steel welds using 5/32"rod? I'd like to use this machine for truck bodies and light "heavy equiptment"
    Thanks Mike
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  • D-wilson357
    Hobart Tigmate
    I just picked up a 08 hobart tigmate with a bunch of tig rods for 90$
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    lOOKING AT A HH187
    Light and occasional Hobby use mostly. Light gauge sheet metal (.020-024) on old cars.........a welding friend says to get .023 wire for that stuff, will the HH187 run that 023 wire? Thanks, George
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