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Old 05-25-2010, 08:29 AM
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It should work fine for that but like so many others before you I think you will find there will be many other things that need to be welded so the real question is will it work for those also? It does have some good features for a machine that cheap but a few things you should find out first is what about parts such as tips, nozzles, etc? Are these unique to this machine and if so will you be stuck with buying them from Eastwood and at what cost? Also you should contact them and find out where this thing is built, if it is Chinese then those tack jobs you mentioned may be all you will get out of it but if it is one of the outfits from Italy then it may be a decent buy. Chinese MIG welders have a terrible reputation for performance in addition to poor reliability so if it is Chinese it may be more of a concern than just reliability and it may not weld very good at all. Some of the problems usually encountered with Chinese MIGs are extremely short duty cycles, not much of a concern for tack welding however, and erratic wire feed speeds which is a concern for any type welding.
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