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Old 03-10-2016, 01:03 PM
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I'am looking at buying a small wire feed from Eastwood. Anyone ever buy one of their wire feeds? I know they are built in China but just how good are they? Any bad luck with them?

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They are built in china, basically a copy of the old Century 140 Mig welder and are sold under a maltitude of brands including Eastwood... I bought one in I think 2009 under the Neiko tools brand, I still have it and it's been great. I'm only an occasional welder, I don't use it for anything except sheetmetal. I'd buy another but I would buy from Eastwood. They are cheaper and come with a good warranty
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Eastwood has a good reputation for standing behind their warranty but I think you will find when the warrenty is gone so is the availability of service.

Hobart offers a good 110v mig similarly priced and service will always be available. I bought mine in 1991 and it has been excellant.

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u have a harbor freight ??

near u ?? or ck out craigslist too.. at least then u can test it before buy'n.
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:31 AM
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I look at large expensive equipment and mailorder as "not compatible". I would rather pay a bit more at a local supplier and have the local support, knowledge and consumables access available to me then the utter inconvenience of trying to trouble shoot, repair or buy parts over the phone or internet.
Go talk to the people at your local welding shop. They can give you some advice, let you try out a machine and recommend the consumables required to get you up and running. IMHO.
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Buy local. Warranty and parts are much easier this way. Look at Craigslist. Many local suppliers may also carry a less expensive brand too - or they may also get trade ins.
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Bought a Lincoln weldpack 3200 about 9 years and love it. Gas or no gas it's been great. Not used on a daily basis, mostly for sheet metal.
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120 v. mig welder

I bought a 120v Lincoln weldpak in the '80's. Added the gas conversation and the 10 lb. spool adapter. Love it and have never had any trouble with it. I've used it for sheet metal, stainless, and plate with great success, and there is a local welding supply for consumable parts.
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I personally do not like anything but gas wire welders. I have a miller 110 , have used it for 14 years, no problems other than the consumables , gas and tips,. Flux wire is a pure pain in the .,.mk,;', every time you stop welding, you have to wire brush the weld, you do not do that at all with the gas ,,weld let cool, start welding again.
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I know this is a lot more money, but I say save up and get it. If you decide to sell it you will get just about what you paid for it, the HF one will be worthless.

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Go gas, and go quality that way you will have a less steep learning curve. Nothing sucks more than overcoming a tools poor quality learning.

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I have a buddy that has that welder, bought the combo pack with the plasma cutter. Likes them both, has done both floors and structural with it. Works well. It is convertible to gas and that is how he uses his.
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