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Old 02-13-2013, 11:45 PM
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Default Re: Thinking about buying a mig-welder...

No, we didn't say that. We're saying a MIG with gas shielding option is the way to go. Some of the cheaper machines do not have the capabilities of using gas but can only run flux core wire. Using Argon or Argon/Co2 mix gives you a cleaner weld without producing slag that must be chipped off after welding. The welding process too is cleaner without the nasty sparks associated with flux core wire.

A welder that uses gas also requires a tank, a regulator/flow meter and connecting hose.
That increases the price somewhat but you have a better and more versatile machine.

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