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Old 02-15-2013, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: Thinking about buying a mig-welder...

If you're not welding at least a couple times a week, then a gas-shielded mig is not really needed. You can get nearly as good looking a weld with a stick welder for MUCH less cash. The stick welder is a much more economical way to get into welding for the home hobbiest. After you weld a while, you might want to worry about all the extra costs and consumables involved in MIG welders. I also agree if you DO need a MIG, a good brand-name gas shielded rig is the only way to go. Avoid china migs unless you like tinkering a LOT.
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