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Old 10-07-2008, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: Harbor Freight Mig welder

I have researched for a mig welder for awhile now. The small gas-less Chicago gets some pretty mixed reviews.

People that weld for a profession, hate it. Makes sense.
casual users seem not to agree about 50/50. About half of them say it works fine if used for small projects (bikes would be a small project) and the other half say it only works for a couple runs or not at all. The biggest problem that I have heard is the wire feed. When they say it works, they say it does not feed smoothly. The ones that hate it, say it does not feed at all.

For my own self, I decided to wait until I can afford something in a higher price range. Gas welding might be a better choice but not sure about that.
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