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Welding @ Home Use

For home use to do cutting, spot, attaching & creating
support on automotive sheet metal, bike frames &
wrought iron projects, if this is possible with one type
of welding, what type & brand would you use ? Thanks.
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Guess I'm a little over the top for most home gamers....Miller TIGrunner 250 and a Millermatic 200 MIG. Since I got the TIG machine, I haven't used the MIG much.
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I have available to me about every knid of welder known to man and what I use the most is my Miller 140 and it is a 110volt machine and yes I have gas and use it..works for me..

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I just have a Lincoln MIG on 110 volt, it does a great job and does sheetmetal quite well.
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I just have a Lincoln MIG on 110 volt, it does a great job and does sheetmetal quite well.
if you are on a budget, the 110v lincoln mig, that they sell at home depot is a good choice
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Welding @ Home

It's really refreshing to receive good honest info without
the usual sarcasm. To all of you…Thanks you guys !
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Did anyone read his question?
"For home use to do cutting, spot, attaching & creating
support on automotive sheet metal, bike frames &
wrought iron projects"

Miller and Lincoln both make good migs, and yes they will burn holes in stuff if you aren't carefull, but do you think they truly cut?
I have seen 3/1 machines but never with a mig function, just tig stick plasma.
It would do what he asks, IF you trust a chinese welding machine.
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Welding @ Home

Thank You for your reply.
My projects will begin when I am able to tolerate the
outside weather. In meantime, before I go to stores where
they will sell me what they think I need or take a class at
a welding school. I thought I would "begin" here to get
an idea of what I will need.
I think that one type of welding system will not do every
thing that I previously mentioned regarding projects at
home. But I wanted to get an idea on people who are
doing this at home, what's the best in quality & costs.
Thanks.
One day, I took my '46 truck to upgrade the engine,
the mechanic asked," how deep are your pockets ?".
He was doing me a favor…he said,.." son, you got
1946 brakes, a solid steel steering shaft aimed at your
chest, low gear transmission…you have more than just
an engine change & it can add up pronto "!
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2jakes.....if you plan on using the welder for a long time or for a lot of different projects then buy a quality machine, it will pay for itself many time over in the long run. The top 3 are Miller, Lincoln and Hobart, and don't let anyone tell you that Miller makes Hobart. They are both owned by "ITW" ..... Illinois Tool Works and sometimes share some small parts.

If you ever plan on welding anything over 3/16" then get a 220V. mig, sometimes you can find sales going on and can get a hell of a deal on a 220v. rig. If you are going to stay stricktly with sheet metal type material then a 110V. is plenty....you're call. Whatever you buy make sure it has the capabilities to be a mig welder, not just a flux core machine. A true mig uses shielding gas which requires a tank and gauges. Do your home work first so you don't get a rig that is cheaply made, won't fit your application and the main thing is you won't get screwed in the purchase.
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I don't want to limit myself & the 220V. mig sounds like the way to go. Is this self contained unit or is the power derived from the 220V at home ? Thanks.

I must add, after reading what I just posted…not sure if
my question makes sense, I was thinking that by self-
contained, I meant a 220V generator or something .

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No it made perfect sense, all of the before mentioned units use house current. If you don't have 220v. in your garage then obviously it would need to be wired to a dedicated circuit and plug....by a professional electrician. A generator fed welder will cost THOUSAND$$$!!

Here's pic of my setup, Hobart Handler 187 220V. that I bought on close out sale at Tractor Supply for $549. The bottle of 75% argon and 25% C02 was $185. The cart was free....my own creation out of old closet shelving and some casters I had....works very good.
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Welding @ Home

I just checked this morning & I do have 220V. Not thinking
too clear @ 2 am when I posted.
You have pointed a path with good info, in time, will
let you know where it takes me…much obliged !
2jakes.
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One type to do everything you want to do? Oxy/Acetylene,
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