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Old 08-18-2005, 04:33 PM
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Inexpensive welder.....

You guys have been very helpful here so I figured I'd ask another question. I'm looking to get an inexpensive welder for when I start replacing body panels on my blazer. Any suggestions? I don't think I need anything heavy duty....just something to use to weld the panels on. Thanks as always!


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Old 08-18-2005, 05:11 PM
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You guys have been very helpful here so I figured I'd ask another question. I'm looking to get an inexpensive welder for when I start replacing body panels on my blazer. Any suggestions? I don't think I need anything heavy duty....just something to use to weld the panels on. Thanks as always!


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Linclion Handy mig. it is available through summit racing for 349.99+ shipping, it will do what you want it to.
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I have a lincoln weldpak, 100 amp. 10 years old and nothing has gone wrong with it. Did a bunch of sheetmetal patches and other little projects with it over the years, but don't use it everyday. I still haven't coverted to gas, but have the regulators to do so, just would have to pick up a argon co2 bottle and hoses. The price of the flux core welding wire adds up if you are using it a lot, about 15 bucks for 2lbs. But for sheetmetal welding the little welder works just fine. Without gas you don't get a real pretty weld, but most of your welds you will be grinding down anyways. I would go with a well known brand like miller or lincoln or hobart instead of some cheap off the wall brand at harbor freight. Just don't let neighborhood kids see you using it or you will be welding up some bicycle forks so they can turn their bike into a chopper,
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If you want to be really budget & get a good for body panel welder, why not get a Henrob to hook onto your oxy/acet?? http://www.cut-like-plasma.com/
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Old 08-19-2005, 05:19 PM
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If you want to be really budget & get a good for body panel welder, why not get a Henrob to hook onto your oxy/acet?? http://www.cut-like-plasma.com/

Anyone using one of these things???
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I haven't used mine yet but a friend has to replace the floors in his 40's coach & swears by it. Says its a "poor mans tig"
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those look amazing, i wanna get one, check out the videos on the site

WOW, and it only uses oxy/aslinine gas and only 350-400 dollars
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I find the product insteresting as well and I could not get the page with the video to work. But I did a search on this forum and the feedback on it was not very good.

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I use a Lincoln Mig 135 (3200HD) with a gas bottle setup. Works great! I have seen the same thing at Home Deport for just over $400. Can't go wrong with a Lincoln.
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