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Old 09-22-2006, 11:03 AM
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Finally bought a mig!!!

Well, I did it guys---bought a mig welder yesterday. Home Depot had a whale of a deal I couldn't pass up: 10% off and 12 months no payments on purchases over $299 with signing up for their credit card. I saved almost $40 on a good Lincoln wire-feed welder that is set up for flux core now, but I will be adding the regulator and cylinder later.

I am going to use the flux core for spot welding my floorboards in since it doesn't have to be as aesthetically pleasing. I'll get the cylinder for the patch panels that will be down the road some.

Thanks for all the advice about welders on this forum. I almost bought one of those cheapie no-name welders

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Old 09-22-2006, 02:34 PM
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Cool buy! The welder will be your friend...I spend loads of time with mine. I bought on similiar to yours and it has served me and my 55 Chavy truck well. Enjoy that new toy... er...I mean tool.
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Been using a little Lincoln welder for several years. They're great little welders and can do almost anything you'll need to do on a chassis or body.
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Hey I love my lil Lincoln but not nearly as much as I love it now that I have converted it to mig. I welded my floor pans in with fluxcore and I will never try welding thin metal with fluxcore ever again after using mig. Of course you may be a more experienced welder than me.
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Get that CO2/Argon as soon as you can, once you convert it you'll never go back.
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Get that CO2/Argon as soon as you can, once you convert it you'll never go back.
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If you have the spare cash buy it before you do the floors. It'll go a lot smoother.

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re: Finally bought a mig!!!

I had to convince my wife into my getting the welder, so the extras will have to wait for now

I will just plug weld the floor in in the areas where the braces are, and the rest Will just be taking my time and doing short tacks. It will still be as good or better than the original factory welds!

I agree about the gas, but I'll learn fluxcore for now
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I may never understand why a guy gets married. You cant buy that mig welder. You cant park your motorcycle in the living room! You cant rebuild your engine in the kitchen! Different strokes for different folks I guess.
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I agree 100% buy the gas before you even touch your car with the welder. The gas is not expensive, you should already have the regulator and hose in your kit. You are looking at maybe $125 depending on the size of the bottle you go with. As mentioned above there really is no comparison between flux core and MIG. Not only looks but, easy of use and being able to actually see what you are doing. I welded for years with nothing but, flux core (big mistake) once I converted I was kicking myself for not changing earlier. I prefer argon/CO2 but, I know guys that just use CO2 anything is better that flux core.

Royce

PS Weirdbeard, not all marriges are that way. I just went out and bought a new mill, lathe, new Lincoln 255c welder, bought out an old machinists tools, etc.. all within the last 3 weeks. My wife didn't say a word about it. It depends on the situation and the relationship. I don't tell her what she can or can't do or buy and she doesn't tell me. We may "discuss" some things but, that's about it. She knew when she met me I was/am a gear head, she could have left then, LOL.
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