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I could make one with my dremel and a spoon...
you could make a lot of money marketing metal sporks. Id take an order of 30!!
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lol...ok as much as i love a good bashing..i think this has gotten a lil off topic...lol but yes...metal sporks would be the best invention....since...since the plastic spork..
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Take a ride to your local Lowes or Home Depot and check out the price on the Lincoln Weld-Pak 110 (I think). It's upgradeable to gas, holds 10lb spools, and has 4 heat settings. When I got mine, it came with a really good manual on how to weld.
I have a Lincon ARC, Tig and Mig here. The ARC welder is from the 1950's and it still works fine.

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Alright, this is much more useful with the extra filling trimmed off it. Please do not ruin the thread again, you know who you are.
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Please do not ruin the thread again, you know who you are.
Who me? I noticed my comments were censored out..
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the thread was split, by a moderator... to keep it on topic...

i merged the threads back together, and am going to just leave all the chatter in there...

keep it on topic, or this thread will be cleaned up... not closed...
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thnks trev, i kinda felt it was getting off hand, i have my sights set on a nice $200ish lincoln mig welder.. i dont care if it uses gas..im not that rich to afford it..and its not like ill be welding every day...or every week at that..just hobbyish types of things.. I know for a fact that this thread can help those out there lookin for a welder to just jack around with..but be able to last em. so lets keep it on topic, i searched and there wasnt another topic that i could find that had anything to deal with types of welders and what was good.

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Don't rule out the possibility of using gas in the future. As I stated earlier, if you want to weld stainless (exhaust perhaps) or aluminum you will need gas and it's not as expensive as you might think. Seriously consider a flux core, wire feed welder that is upgradeable to MIG (gas) because it's one you won't outgrow as quickly.
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That is why I mentioned Hobart, Made by Miller adn they are comparable price to Lincoln, adn a better welder, IMHO.
It may be out of your range now, but the Hobart machines are very good. I own a Hobart 135 and havent found a job yet it cant do (around the house/truck) Best of all its built by Miller which is top of the line in the industry. Even most of the parts on it are stamped with the Miller name. They even come set up to run gas, no modifying necisary. Its a good machine that I would highly recomend.
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It may be out of your range now, but the Hobart machines are very good. I own a Hobart 135 and havent found a job yet it cant do (around the house/truck) Best of all its built by Miller which is top of the line in the industry. Even most of the parts on it are stamped with the Miller name. They even come set up to run gas, no modifying necisary. Its a good machine that I would highly recomend.
Also if you cant afford gas cylinders, no big deal. It comes witha spool of flux wire and all you have to do is switch the two main wires next to the spool wheel.
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the lincoln weld pak 100's can convert to mig right? that's what im reading, but im unsure of it

I might wanna weld some exhaust piping..but i did that with my friends flux-wired welder and it did perfectly...i dont have any plans on welding anything but steel.

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I can't remember which one I have but Lincoln has two lower end welders and only one can be converted.

I have also done exhaust work with flux core but the main problem is that you won't find flux core stainless wire which means that your welds are going to rust. Since I did it on my own truck and don't care how it looks, it works fine for me but I wouldn't work on someone else's truck that way.
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What type of welder would be sufficient for suspension/heavy load applications? For example, welding a set of leaf hangers onto a frame?
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You can use a stick, I welded a hitch to my frame with my 115V Mig welder and was rear ended, the welds held up great! Too good actually, the metal and frame lip gave before the welds even thought about giving.
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Well since everyone threw in their $.02 I'll give you mine.


Lincoln Electric's main factory and national welding school is about 30 minutes from where I live...so even if they are junk I say buy it anyway cuz I want those boys to keep their jobs!

Thats my opinion on the matter thats now 2 months old!
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i guess ill bring the dead back to life....im lookin to get a welder for various jobs on my truck. main thing is to build a tube front bumper and skid plate, but also to use on my exaust, and also possaby some frame work. the last one i can borrow a bigger welder if need be, but would a lincon 100 be able to handle these things?
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