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I am looking at getting a welder in the near future and had some questions about a specific welder. I was looking at a Lincoln weld pack hd feed welder. It is flux cored welder. Does anyone have or used this welder? I figure it would be a good start then when I get better at it go ahead and get a mig. The big thing is, it is a little cheaper than a mig. I am looking to make a spare tire mount and maybe a light bar to mount a couple of off road lights, and some sort of skidplate to protect the radiator. Would this type of welder be strong enough for these applications? Thanks.
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Not sure about that welder, but if you want a cheaper wire-feed, get one that you can upgrade to gas later on. Flux core wire-feed's don't exactly make very good welds.

Practice practice practice on the type of joint you will be welding. It can hold with a flux-core but I'd prefer a gas MIG.

I weld everything with a lincoln arc welder.
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I just purchased a Miller-Matic 210 MIG for work. Functional, and comes with a cart, and a dolly for two tanks. Also came with a spool gun for aluminum...

cost my company $1700 delivered.

Personally, when dealing with welds that take alot of stress, such as a skidplate...I prefer an Arc(stick) welder...
I know, the welds are more difficult to get to look pretty, but I believe in functionality as well as appearance. I weld better, and get better penetration with a stick...
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I'm with ya Jey, it just takes me longer to type then you :)
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I can get a mig for 50 bucks more. I just have to get a cylinder of gas, which would be extra. Anybody got any idea how much that would cost?

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The one that is $50 more is both mig and flux core. I think you have to buy the mig components separately.
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If it is gas ready all you need is the tank.
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