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Old 12-18-2007, 04:16 AM   #21
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I am in a family run welding business, and have sold machines and equipment for years. Thermal arc makes a hell of a machine, and for the price and warranty your get, nothing tops it. Miller Electric is putting a lot of plastic in there machines. With Thermal you get high quality steel driver roll system, even the casters are beefed up. You also get a 5 year warranty. I also would recommend Lincoln Electric, They have the best drive roll system in the business!!

I welded this trailer for rock crawling with my Thermal 210!



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Old 12-18-2007, 04:22 AM   #22
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Raptor man,
The weld paks that home depot and lowes sell have the cheap drive roll system in them. That is how they keep the cost down to a minimum. We sell the lincolns with the premium drive system, and it makes a world of difference. If your doing oight gauge material here is what I recommend!

.023-0.30 size wire

light gauge welding gas, Argon/Co2/Oxygen mix

USE GAS!! Flux core is a pain, and you will hate it, unless u use gas with it!

Hope this helps, and remember if you buy a disposable welder, ( Cambell Hausfield, Snap on) you will regret it in the long run.
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Raptor man,
The weld paks that home depot and lowes sell have the cheap drive roll system in them. That is how they keep the cost down to a minimum. We sell the lincolns with the premium drive system, and it makes a world of difference. If your doing oight gauge material here is what I recommend!

.023-0.30 size wire

light gauge welding gas, Argon/Co2/Oxygen mix

USE GAS!! Flux core is a pain, and you will hate it, unless u use gas with it!

Hope this helps, and remember if you buy a disposable welder, ( Cambell Hausfield, Snap on) you will regret it in the long run.
I know the ones you buy at Lowes/Home Depot are cheaper units. From my experience.....with ANY Lincoln MIG welder.....I wouldn't have one. I've tried a couple of their higher end Migs.....not impressed at all.

Normally at home,I use .030 wire and .035 at times. I won't even bother with Flux wire. I have 2 bottles I use at home for gas. I keep 1 bottle with a 75/25 mix and the other is a 90/10 mix.

Now that I'm working at a fab/machine shop,I rarely fire my welders up anymore. I usually just build my stuff at work.
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The good use for flux cored wires with gas adds strength, less spatter, better penatration, and you can weld vertical up with it.

90/10 mixture is a great gas used for metal cored wires. I suggest a tri mix for less spatter, and improved welding arc!

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The good use for flux cored wires with gas adds strength, less spatter, better penatration, and you can weld vertical up with it.

90/10 mixture is a great gas used for metal cored wires. I suggest a tri mix for less spatter, and improved welding arc!
I've never had an issue getting enough heat from the 300 amp machine I normally use at work.

If I want less splatter,I'll just TIG it


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