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Overall expense - Mig vs. Flux
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    Hello all! I'm new to the sight and have been trying to figure what I've stumbled upon. I've narrowed it down to the 50s model except instead of the Willy's 4cyl its the Wisconsin 4cyl vg4d in it. I've contacted Hobart and spoke with supposed expert. His words were that was before his time and how would...
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    Newbie here....I know, sorry. Wanting to get a Hobart 140 but can't decide if I should add the expense of gas to run MIG. I know Flux wire is twice the cost as MIG wire so maybe it's a wash (besides the upfront cost of the tank)? Thanks!...
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    Hey, guys!

    I'm no jesse james custom bike part builder. New to welding as well.

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    I have a tow dolly and when I tie the tires down the width of vehicles are different and the ratchet clamp is stationary and I need to make it so it can slide side to side to line up with the tire as in pic 1. Now in Pic 2 is a tow dolly from U-Haul and I need to know what the channel that the ratchet...
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