Help me pick a welder!

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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby NastyEllEssWon » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:30 am

DanteGTZ wrote:...been doing a little more research on the HD/Lowes "retail" welders. Apparently, they are a little different than the 180C. The "C" has an infinite power adjustment, whereas the box store units have 5 tap settings. The wire feeder body is apparently plastic whereas the 180C is cast aluminum. The 180C is a bit more expensive, but I'm OK with spending a bit more to get a better overall unit. I don't plan on buying another welder until my kids are in college... lol.

Looks like the best price I can find is $849!@#!




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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby DanteGTZ » Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:22 pm

Wired up my 220 plug tonight... now just waiting on the welder to arrive. It apparently shipped via freight truck and won't be here til Monday! :(


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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby DanteGTZ » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:59 pm

Got the welder delivered on Monday and got it loaded with the flux cored wire for now. I still need a gas bottle ($198!), welding cart of some kind ($?), and have to wait for my helmet/gloves/etc to be delivered sometime next week... It's like Christmas only Santa forgot the batteries!


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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:29 am

I have 3 small bottles but I ended up renting a large bottle since the smaller ones would run out so quick. It runs me $100 a year but the gas is cheaper to fill it.



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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby DanteGTZ » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:41 pm

What size did you go with? I'm thinking an 80cu ft cylinder will do it for me but I am only speculating...


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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:00 am

My small ones I believe are 60's... My rented may be a 125 or a 150... I don't remember off the top of my head. 80's are the largest cylinder a person can buy/own personally in my area.



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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby woody90gtz » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:34 pm

I ended up getting a big bottle the last time and it is nice. Went through 2 spools of wire and still have 700lbs or so left in the bottle.


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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby 3X00-Modified » Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:42 am

Don't you mean 700 PSI.. gas isn't measured in lbs.... ;) And just a fyi, Amy would tear you up for using improper units too. :sparta:



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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby DanteGTZ » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:55 am

Finally broke down and got a gas bottle today. For $60/year I am renting a 125 bottle. Got the first fillup included and the refills are like $35. We'll see how long it does, but I figured it was a good deal to rent (125 for $60/yr) vs. buy (80 for $200), at least for now.

Now I'm having some fun welding up a cart for my new toys. It feels very nice being liberated from that "I need a welder" club... lol!


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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby 3X00-Modified » Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:02 am

Not a bad deal.



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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby Slinky » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:09 pm

I wish i woulda bought the eastwood AC/DC TIG/plasma cutter combo for $1000 when it was on sale.. I could be making cool stuff now :/


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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby DanteGTZ » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:02 pm

Just whorin' some pics... Finished the welding cart for my new welder. :)
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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby Godlike » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:34 pm

Nice setup. I have a Lincoln 175T that im very happy with. I think someday I would like to pick up a 180C to use for Aluminum and SS. Theres a combo I found: welder, cart, spool gun package for $1345


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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby 1988GTU » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:17 am

Godlike wrote: I think someday I would like to pick up a 180C to use for Aluminum and SS. Theres a combo I found: welder, cart, spool gun package for $1345

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Re: Help me pick a welder!

Postby Godlike » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:15 pm

http://www.weldingsuppliesfromioc.com/l ... un-k2473-2
They sell it w/o cart for $1075 shipped. Not bad I thought.


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