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Old 11-05-2005
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Welder Question

I wanna make me some rocksliders, skidplates, etc. I dont wanna spend a lot on a welder so it will probally be an arc welder cuz they are a lot cheaper. My question is this, how many amps should i be looking for on the welder? I am gonna be welding stuff less than 1/4" probally.
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Old 11-05-2005
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oh man...um...Lincoln makes good small welders guy at work has 2 of them that didnt cost him that much but it welds what he wants to weld and i think its up to 1/4" ill have to get the model number...
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yea go to walmart and pick up a lincoln 125. They aren't really that much.
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Agreed, go with the Lincoln 125 AMP mig flux core welder. You can get from Home Depot for around $300. Will work on 110V and in the future you can upgrade to mig with a gas solenoid option.

Just make sure you use a 20amp circuit and no extension cords when using it. Especially for the 1/4" work, you will need the power to get the penetration. Used to drive me nuts when I first got mine prior to upgrading the circuit.
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