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Old 09-07-2011, 08:30 PM
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I would get the MIG as a first welder. The learning curve is much shorter than TIG. However it's very easy to make nice beads with NO penetration. Pretty welds that don't hold. Buy the welder, get some scraps and practice. Look for a variable amperage machine instead of a tap machine. Tap machine means the dial clicks into 5 or 6 settings. A variable amperage machine allows you to weld thinner materials easier. Variables are usually less than $100 more than tap machines.
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