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Old 03-07-2010, 09:27 AM
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I just bought the 220v dual flux or gas mig. from Harbor Freight.....It is the best bang for the buck($179), on sale..... I`m not a proffesional welder by any means but this welder is helping to learn without a lot of aggravation like some of the 110v versions....And still haven`t tried it with gas yet, still using the flux core stuff.... And I did get a better quality roll of flux core .030 wire....Is .030 better or should I go to .035....???
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:03 AM
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I just purchased a Harbor Freight 220v dual VAC Mig. welder....It`s the one that you can use gas or not....It`s working perfect for me....I`m a beginner welder....I cut and repositioned a stock intake on my motorized bicycle and it did great.....I just couldn`t stay in one place for long without blowing a hole.....A lot of tacks....I`m using .030 flux core now but should I switch to .035 or stay with the .030????But this is the best bang for the buck IMO, ($179 on sale).....
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It really depends on what you are welding. The thinner the material being welded, typically the smaller wire you want to use and vice versa.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:22 AM
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It really depends on what you are welding. The thinner the material being welded, typically the smaller wire you want to use and vice versa.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:36 PM
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Photos of the welding cart I made.
side. Put on wheels with brakes. Engine turned aluminum floors but you can't hardly see it.

front Welded on a couple of lead holders.

rear Make a holder for the welders 110 volt plug in. This was built out of a weight lifting bench that was going to go into the trash. Recycling metal....total cost for parts $16.00.(wheels & paint)


after building the cart I make this!



Just kidding it's my son's car. He drove out from La. to visit.

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Old 03-07-2010, 06:02 PM
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Excellant work brother.....So did you suspend the welding maching from the rafters until you built the cart????LOL....Just messin with ya.....I wanted to build one for mine but it`s 220v powered and I only have one source of 220v out in my shop, so it just sits on top of my bench right now....No need for it to be mobile......
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:42 PM
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No I used a lawn chair to get the welder up off the floor. I have a 220 volt stick welder that sleeps in the corner of the shop. I made a 220 volt extension cord for the welder if I want to get it out of the man cave into the driveway. I wired in 2 - 220 volt plugs in the shop on 2 of the walls I planned on using one 220 volt plug in for electric heat , still haven't bought the heater.

You should check back in at Harbor freight for their welding cart. Reader digest has coupons in them for harbor freight, they have the 20% off coupon each month. I found that out after I bought the wheels at harbor freight. I might have bought the welding cart if I'd known about the discount coupon.
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Guys look at the carts we make in Clarksdale. Saf-T-Cart
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I just had to throw in a pic of my harbor freight cart with the plasma cutter on the bottom shelf.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:23 PM
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I like that Harbor Freight cart.
If I'd bought a welder to use gas then I would of bought that cart.
You have a nice set up.
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Old 03-08-2010, 08:16 AM
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I`ll have to check that out....I go in there at least 3 times a week just to kill some time a check out all the cool stuff......
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