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Old 01-04-2014, 08:12 PM
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Location: Left coast
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Default Re: dialing in your welder feed rate setting

Well if the handsome devil will allow me to stray a bit...

One of our sons was a card carrying union welder using big blue dynasty series machines.
They are great.

That work is now gone.

I don't want him taking my tig machine out of my garage, banging it round in a pickup and such, so I picked up a small 110v buzz box so he can make a few bucks fixing a trailer or gate, here and there... He does NOT like it.

So I bought a harbor freight 90amp flux core welder so he can do odd jobs...
It's no Dynasty, but he's pretty happy with it!
The china wire it comes with is junk, but when he burned through that I got a spool of ESAB wire he's happy with.

Emptied the spool 3 times so far, and still ticking.
Not bad for $100, delivered!

My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!
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