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Old 03-05-2004, 08:59 AM
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awesome...my order for the 135 was approved so all I have to do now is wait for it to be shipped. Thanks for the feedback on the mig.

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Old 03-05-2004, 10:32 AM
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Don't buy anything made in China!
I don't buy any offshore equipment unless its British, German or Swedish
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Fastchevy, What make's you think that Lincoln welder's are bad?
Their power mig 255 is one of the bast made next to the miller 251, and the power mig 300 will do it all mig, stick. and tig, and it does them all very well, I weld every day with a Miller 250 works great I also tig weld with a Lincoln 175 that lays down beautiful beads,
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Hobart is the best. Lincoln makes some of the worst MIG welders.
Don't buy anything made in China!

I've been making my living with welders for 35 years and I couldn't agree more.
The Hobart used to make a great 110 V welder that could also be rewired to run on 220V. It was a great little welder but I don't know if that is the same welder that they sell today. All of my welders are Millers and I wouldn't have anything else. The most important thing to consider when buying any welder is, support in the way of tips liners etc. Because if you're in the middle of a job and have to wait two weeks for a new tip you'll be pissed.

I would also strongly urge you to spend a little more and get a welder that runs on 220V. The duty cycle is usually better and like any other tool, if you buy the best you'll have it for a long time. I still have the original Millermatic 35 that I bought 20 years ago and I just finished boxing a 31 Chevy frame with it today.
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Final question.
Is it worth going with a 115v system so I can use it anywhere or should I use a 220v system and is it that much better if its just used in my own personal garage.
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the 120 volt can be borrowed by any and all of your 'friends'.......
the 240 is not near as likely to be borrowed...... i'd think.....


after all is said and done, you'll wish you'd have gotten the biggest welder you could have....... variable heat can be turned all the way down, but only gets so hot....
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Final question.
Is it worth going with a 115v system so I can use it anywhere or should I use a 220v system and is it that much better if its just used in my own personal garage.
If you plan to do much over sheetmetal on a car go with a 220v Welder.
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i also to got a hobart but its the 135 i only had one problem with it it just stoped puting out wire. the funny thing is it ran out of wire at the same time.
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I bought a HTP 140 amp, 120 volt MIG a few years ago. I'm very pleased with it and has a great duty cycle. Check them out as well.
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What is HTP
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This is "HTP", I have the 140 amp, 120 volt model. works very well!

http://www.htpweld.com/product_page/...mig_index.html
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This is "HTP", I have the 140 amp, 120 volt model. works very well!

http://www.htpweld.com/product_page/...mig_index.html
None of the welding dealerships around here sell HTP so parts availability wood not be good for me. Do you have dealers in your area that sell them?
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No, Ive NEVER have had a need to order parts for it! Except for a control fuse that cracked in half when I moved to my present house from my old house, I've never had a single problem. Besides, if you do need anything quick, you could have it over nighted to your house!

How many times do we order stuff over the 'net or eBay and never think twice about the waite? Why should this be any different???
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No, Ive NEVER have had a need to order parts for it! Except for a control fuse that cracked in half when I moved to my present house from my old house, I've never had a single problem. Besides, if you do need anything quick, you could have it over nighted to your house!

How many times do we order stuff over the 'net or eBay and never think twice about the waite? Why should this be any different???
What if I need to have the part done that day or the next? Like hell I would pay $25 shipping on a $4 part with little promise it will actually be there next day or in my case UPS doesn't come around till atleast 4pm.
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What if I need to have the part done that day or the next? Like hell I would pay $25 shipping on a $4 part with little promise it will actually be there next day or in my case UPS doesn't come around till atleast 4pm.
Simple solution, don't buy it then! What if a part broke on your welder or for anything for that matter, that you bought at your local mom & pop shop and THEY didn't have it? What are you going to then?

The point I was making that in todays world, you can get just about anything the next day if you need it bad enough. And yes, I would pay $25 for shipping on a $4 part if it was going to prevent me from finishing something t meet a dead line! For 2 day shipment, costs aren't that bad.

UPS isn't the only company either! A $4 part can cause as much trouble not meeting a dead line, ect as a $4,000 part!
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