Fast 4 Door said:I think the title says it all. Lincoln or Miller. I have owned 3 Lincolns and one Hobart. I gave the Hobart away because I had nothing but trouble with it... maybe just a lemon . I have used Millers and they are nice but a bit more $$ . The best bang for your buck is probably a Lincoln. These machines take a beating. I use mostly flux core because I do a lot of galvanized pipe and run a strong fume extractor that can raise hell with the gas. Other than that gas is the way to go. Only use Lincoln wire. Home Depot is the cheapest for flux core (10lb.). Just make sure it is sealed up good when you buy it. I have gotten rolls that have been banged up and opened and nothing but trouble. H D is great for returns. Happy welding !
( IMHO )
SuthnCustoms said:The quality of the wire used plays a HUGE factor in the quality of the weldment
Panelman55 said:I have a lincon sp135 plus which is a 110v model. I like red so I went with lincon. I like to weld thin metal and only needed a 110 volt. But the main reason I went with lincon........................ I LOVE THE COLOR RED !!!!!![/B] :thumbup: It has never given any trouble, and I have had it for about 8 yrs.