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    Hello , im new to the welding scene and im looking to buy a mig woulder but not sure on what to get. i will be welding tubeing , pipe , and a trailer or two ,such thing as that. Any ideas on what welder to get would be appreciate.

  • #2
    How much $$ you got?

    $ Stickmate® LX 235 AC / 160 DC

    $$Handler® 210
    Ed Conley
    Screaming Broccoli, Inc
    http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
    MM252
    MM211
    Miller Passport Plus, Spoolmate 100
    TA185
    SO 2020 Bender
    Miller 125c Plasma
    "Hold my beer while I try this!"

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    • #3
      I have about 400 to 500 to spend mabe a little more. It will manley be for a off road buggy and a trailer i want to build.

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      • #4
        Went to the machine and weld co and they have a Miller Millermatic 250 with a spool port for $950 ,its more than i want to pay but is it worth it?

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        • #5
          Well yer gonna need all da other stuff too which = $$

          Bottle of shielding gas- preferable for the Buggy Build
          Chop saw or other tool for cutting Metal
          Couple Grinders
          Hood
          Gloves

          I imagine the Miller 250 will require a 50amp CB

          I believe it is at least 10 years old- nothing wrong with that but probably no warranty- although I imagine the Shop checked it out or they wouldn't be selling it.

          Checking prices here there is a 250 going for 1200.00
          a Millermatic 200 for 900.00
          Ed Conley
          Screaming Broccoli, Inc
          http://www.screamingbroccoli.net/
          MM252
          MM211
          Miller Passport Plus, Spoolmate 100
          TA185
          SO 2020 Bender
          Miller 125c Plasma
          "Hold my beer while I try this!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Broccoli1 View Post
            Well yer gonna need all da other stuff too which = $$
            I'm not finding fault with you Eddie, but with an off-road buggy and a trailer as a list of projects, asking which welder to buy and a general sense of the OP being either clueless or a troll I would think experience/practice might be added to the list first. How about recommending a can or two of brite orange screamin' neon spray paint for his projects so the rest of us can swerve to the opposite side of the road when we see that trailer and buggy in the lane in front of us!!!
            Miller 251, Lincoln PrecisionTig 275, Miller DialArc 250 AC/DC, Hypertherm 900, Bridgeport J-head, Jet 14" lathe, South Bend 9" lathe, Hossfeld bender with a collection of dies driving me to the poorhouse, Logan shaper, Ellis 3000 bandsaw, Royersford drill press and a Victor Journeyman O/A.

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            • #7
              Whew...

              Wyoming, I can't remember the last time I've laughed that hard. With that said, you definately have a point. Practice Practice Practice... More so if you're going to be off roading in buggy, they have to be able to handle quite a bit of abuse.

              Good luck on your search.
              HH140
              Millermatic 135
              Miller Thunderbolt XL

              "If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" -Mario Andretti

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              • #8
                i will be donig a lot of practice and will be starting classes in january for welding , i have all the outher metal working equipment

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                • #9
                  dskart,
                  Well it appears you may be for real instead of a troll. Glad to hear you are in for the practice and have the tools already. It may serve you better to wait until you start into those welding classes before you decide on a purchase of a MIG. That way you'll have some hands-on experience and know what you want in a welder. Spend the time between now and then by upgrading your shop's electrical supply, if needed, for the MIG. Best of luck to you.
                  Miller 251, Lincoln PrecisionTig 275, Miller DialArc 250 AC/DC, Hypertherm 900, Bridgeport J-head, Jet 14" lathe, South Bend 9" lathe, Hossfeld bender with a collection of dies driving me to the poorhouse, Logan shaper, Ellis 3000 bandsaw, Royersford drill press and a Victor Journeyman O/A.

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                  • #10
                    I say get a HH210 and get started.
                    http://www.facebook.com/cary.urka.urkafarms

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