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i know theres info on the board about welder's but i wanted to put it into a thread. i need a welder bad i have a opertunity to get a Lincoln Weld-pac 100 for free. it need's a new gun and they run about $215.00 i figure that's pretty cheap for a working welder. dont know to much about Lincoln i've used a Hobart and Miller (me likes). i think it's a arc becuz at Sears it offers a mig adapter option. im not really that good at arc welding but practice makes perfect. the welder is suppose to be able to weld up to 1/4" mild. what do you guy's think?
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I don't have a lot of experience but I do know that using a flux core wire like the Weld Pak does sux. They never seem to work right. Maybe I just needed to put more time in with it. It's hard when you have a really nice MIG at your disposal. I found a small review on that Lincoln. Go here Lincoln Weld Pak Review
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AlbertaBoy wrote: I do know that using a flux core wire like the Weld Pak does sux. They never seem to work right. Maybe I just needed to put more time in with it.
If it's not working for you then I think you hit the nail on the head about needing more practice with it. Welding flux core wire is every bit as easy as solid wire if not easier.
The big downfall of that machine is that it's light duty meaning that joint preparation and proper weld technique is even more critical with it than with larger machines.
I would get it for free and search for a gun cheaper online somewhere like Ebay.
For a small unit capable of 1/4 inch my bro in law bought a small lincoln MIG from Lowes on sale. It was $300 or so and is Argon capable but we run flux core right now. It is a sweet welder and you can buy a cheaper one that isn't gas ready for less. Essentially you can buy a brand new MIG welder for what they want for the gun on the welder you passed up. Not to mention that it runs on 110 volt.....
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MIG is what I am after next, the arc welder works realy well for the larger metals but when it comes to sheet metal MIG is the way to go.
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