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Old 01-13-2012, 11:13 PM
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lincoln/ wisconsin powered arc welder

Like the guys are telling you, wire feed is the way to go. from what you have and what you bought both are DC and wont run booty/ dooty for a generator on your house or for a boombox for that matter, you would need AC power. However I am restoring a welder of such vintage so to say they are "junk" isn't true. Mine was gifted to me by my grandad, whom has since passed away, but he bought the welder brand new in 1958 for 400.oo It has a smooth start and easily burns 1/8th 6010, 6011, 6013, 7018, 7024, all damn day long. 3/16th and 5/32 stretches the workload a bit but it can do it. These machines were built for "real iron" 1/8 and up to 1/2 inch metal not 14 ga to 10 ga metal.So keep it and enjoy it as you will or pass it along to an antiquer who will appreciate what you have found
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