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Post by mrbeige on Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:54 pm

Right, I'm thinking I need to purchase a MIG welder, but need tow know what I should be looking for. I want one for general bodywork use and for spot welding stainless pipework, ready for someone to TIG weld up. Do I need gassed or gas-less? What current rating should I be looking for? Etc.

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Post by Shaggy on Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:15 pm

Ive got a Clarke 150 Turbo Gas MIG welder, does everything i want to do anyway inlcuding stainless.

Good peace of kit for the DIY'R, very handy to have round.

Machinemart do some good deals Very Happy


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Post by Toad on Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:17 pm

I think the gasless is pretty plop to be honest, you ideally want a nice gas shroud before the arc strikes.
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Post by nemesis360 on Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:54 am

Ive got gas and gasless welders, Id go for a gas welder If your just buying one youll get a better weld...but the gas less are handy because their portable and take up less space.

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Re: MIG Welders??

Post by mrbeige on Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:09 am

Quick thread revival here...

So will be in the market for a welder in the next month or so, so apart from going for a gassed MIG is there anything else to consider? Amperage? Can you get TIG/Mig welders combined? I see that Arc/TIG are grouped together with MIG separately. The TIG units seem to be inverters as opposed to what?

I found this last night...

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Post by dirtytorque on Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:59 am

your probably thinking as I did,
£250 should get me a reasonable machine.
Well you really can't spend enough on a decent machine i'm afraid.
If you do go for one in this price bracket then the clarke machines seem to have the best reputation.

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Post by mrbeige on Fri Sep 04, 2009 6:24 am

THAT is an awesome website! Good find Rob.

That Sealey MIG above should be 700 odd quid, so thought it would be a good buy.

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Post by dirtytorque on Mon Sep 14, 2009 11:08 am

yeah,some really nice projects on the mig-forum.
There's a really good turbo exhaust manifold on there somewhere.
Lots of nice chassis work etc.
Really inspiring.

I wish I found that site b4 I bought that SIP.

That machine does look good actually./\/\/\
180 amps is a fair bit of power.Looks like you there are a few power settings too which is one of the most important features.Gives you the best chance of finding the right setting for the material your working on.
Been short of money recently and thought about selling mine but I can't be without a welder at the moment.If and when I stop playing with cars maybe.. but now I have spent the money i'm reluctant to be without one.It has definitely solved quite a few little problems for me.
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