Well I think Im goign to make the jump into fabrication I think with my creative geniuos I could come up with some cool stuff . And with these sick nightmares in my head ( 5.0 SAS ) I think its time to invest in some stuff .
Ive done some research on here I think I have decided on a MIG welder wth a sheilding gas Setup (Argon I think ) but a nice Arc welder is not out of the question but Ive heard its easyer to learn on a MIG , Is this True ?
I have also already decide on a brand Hobart as they are made by miller the industry standard but Im not going to be using it for industrail workloads So I think the Hobart is a nice median and save some $$$ . Is this a smart Idea ?
Now here is my delima I have 2 picked one runs on 115V standard wall , the other runs on 220v , the bad part is I will be working out of the shop here at home wich does not have a dedicated 220v , so I would have to have an electrician wire it up (BTW its over 500 ' from the main breaker looking at 200+ in wire alone to run it not to mention burrying it in conduit ) .
I will be using this one for light fab work , primarily Tube bumpers I plan to build , Bike rack for mountain bike and few other light fab jobs plus guilding a small utility trailer .
I think the biggest I will weld is 1/4" maybbe mostly 1/8" and smaller .
Please keep all this in mind when you give me your opinion , or if you think you have a better option please Im all ears .
I was going to put all the stats in for ease but it was a mile long post so here are the links ...Well on to the two canidates .
First one Handler 140
Link - http://www.hobartwelders.com/product...ed/handler140/
Next ::: Hobart Handler 187
Link - http://www.hobartwelders.com/product...ed/handler187/
There arc welder I was looking at for a back up or heavy duty jobs .
Link - http://www.hobartwelders.com/product...tickmate205ac/