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350camaro67 05-07-2011 07:23 PM

Spot welder
Hello, Can anyone give me any info on spot welders, I found a few on ebay,Portable, 110 volts, Anyone bought one of these or used one? About $120-$130 Thanks :)

MARTINSR 05-08-2011 04:39 AM

With the trouble we have had using even 220 volt spot welders that cost 10-15 thousand dollars in the autobody industry I can't believe that a 110 volt is going to be any good at all. I think this is one of those dream machines that are left in the catalog.

I hope someone can offer you something who has actually had one but I personally can't see how they can work worth a darn.

We do have a new one that is computerized and was about $25K that is awesome though!


cjperotti 05-08-2011 08:53 PM

I've used a few and they work fine. However, their design limits their use and don't justify purchasing, IMO.

MARTINSR 05-08-2011 09:29 PM

That's the thing, limits. I am thinking a couple of 18 gauge sheets are going to be too much for it. And three like on a rocker or something, forgetaboutit.


cjperotti 05-08-2011 10:15 PM

Agree, any structural welding won't hold if it takes at all.

oldgoaly 05-15-2011 03:23 PM

Miller made nice ones, longer the arm less amps, and fit tight 1st then weld, so many try to pull it together with the spot welder. They do require some basic maintenance. We generally only do the spots if they show to be original. Plug welds with the mig is what do the most of now. tt

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