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Old 07-24-2006, 08:44 AM
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Using A mig Vs Stud Welder.

I've been reading all the post about stud welders and how to use them and started wondering "Has anyone jut used a MIG welder at low setting to tack something on instead?". From what I've read the HF's are not so hot and the recommended ones are about 300 to 400 bucks. I 'm not doing this for a living but just for my own personal use. So i fired up my MIG and set it low and started to experiment on an old crimped up hood from the salvage I'm working on. I took a piece of very thing sheet metal about 2 inches wide and welded it into the crease and tugged it out pretty niece then removed the tacked in sheet. I was wondering if I could use those stud welders to tack into the repair spots Or what anyone else uses when using a MIG to tack in pulling studs for dent repair? Or maybe I should just spend the 89 bucks to buy the HF one knowing I"m not going to get long time use out of it? Any out there using their MIG to attach studs to do dent repair pulls?


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I've got a Daytona Mig welder that supposedly has a nail attachment nozzle available for it. I guess it holds the nail in place while you weld. I'll have to call them and find out about it. I've thought about the HF gun too, but I'd hate to buy yet another tool that I'd only use once in a blue moon.

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