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The Famous Grouse
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: Hf welder Reply to specific post Reply with quote


My neighbor has one and I've used it once on thin metal.

To be honest, it works just fine and I'll the new 125 amp works even better. There's a little spatter and only high or low as to the selector for amperage. You can tweak her a little more by changing the wire size, but that's about it.

The key according to my neighbor was ditching the el cheapo HF wire and running good Hobart wire. Yes, its 2x the cost and according to him works 2x as well. I patched up some rust holes in my mower deck just fine with it. Just spanned each hole, let it cool, then came back and filled it. Worked great on that thin metal.

Obviously, this is not a pro machine and we all know that penetration is limited. Most of us can look at a situation and know if it's a job for a small, light duty welder or not.

I don't see how you could beat these for the price. If the machine fits the job you need to do, I see them on sale all the time for $99. Lots of videos online, watch and make up your own mind.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Re: Hf welder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-coshoo wrote:
(quoted from post at 01:43:33 11/30/17) I've never seen anyone who liked welding with flux core.


Well, now you have.

I have a Lincoln MP210. Love the stick function. Love the flux core. I can make some real nice welds on the flux cure.

MIG is driving me batty. No matter how hot I run it, or how fast or slow I move, the thing just lays "worms" on top of the metal. No penetration whatsoever.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Re: Hf welder Reply to specific post Reply with quote

BarnyardEngineering wrote:
(quoted from post at 15:14:36 12/04/17)
CVPost-coshoo wrote:
(quoted from post at 01:43:33 11/30/17) I've never seen anyone who liked welding with flux core.


Well, now you have.

I have a Lincoln MP210. Love the stick function. Love the flux core. I can make some real nice welds on the flux cure.

MIG is driving me batty. No matter how hot I run it, or how fast or slow I move, the thing just lays "worms" on top of the metal. No penetration whatsoever.


IIRC, don't you have to reverse the polarity from flux to solid core to get penetration? Just a thought...
 
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