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Old 04-18-2008, 06:18 PM
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My brother is thinking of buying a Mig or Tig welder he's just going to do light work around his house what would you guys buy and why? Thanks!

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:33 PM
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moving this to the Garage-Tools will get a better answer there..
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For general use, I would by a MIG....they are easier to weld with and cheaper to buy also.
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TIG is pretty expensive,and more difficult to learn, mig is a good all around choice, ez to learn, also consider you should really have argon, and 220 volt if you want a nice looking weld, and you plain on welding more than tin cans together..... Lincoln's 130 is said to be a real nice little MIGer....
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Yeah, MIG for sure. Much less steep learning curve than TIG. With TIG unless you've done extensive Oxy welding before I found it pretty hard to pick up, way more going on with the non consumable electrode, foot pedal, and welding rod and what not.
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