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Old 04-23-2013, 11:10 PM
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Do I need a better welder?

ok so a couple of years ago a picked up a gasless flux core welder the only thing I do with it is weld in path panels.Sure theres slag but I use the spray&its not too bad.Well lately I've been swamped with people wanting rocker panels welded in,cab corners etc this thing seems to get the job done but I notice for not alot of money I can get a beefier Clarke or hobart if I upgrade will I be happy?Will I have better tack welds?Will I be happy with the gas...as I said I do fine with my el cheapo but will I do better with gas?Thanks gang.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:26 PM
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it's night and day. I have the hobart handler 140 relabeled as a "weldmark" 140. Works about as good as the Miller we have at work.
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Get a gas shield Hobart Miller Lincoln and don't look back.
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heat shield in a can

50 plus years ago we always used an asbestos based mixture heat shield. form it like molding clay, a rope around your weld area to minimumize distortion, then remix with water and put it back in the bottle. Today's formula does not contain asbestos.
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sell the one you have and put the cash at a new one. you will work faster, which means you get more done & make more money. will pay for itself within a few jobs!!
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New welders with all the bells and whistles are a lot different , I recently bought 3 used newer commercial sized lincolns, Mig, Tig, and a stick welder. I get a free weekly news & video From Welding tips and tricks .com. A former welding instructor , Jody does a lot of evaluations of various machines, and even dug out a 50 year old machine to show how to start a tig weld with out high frequency.
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