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Good Wire Feed Welder - Complete Kit
on March 11, 2001
This welder is a good choice for the hobbiest/homeowner. I have used this to weld up to 1/4" mild steel and have very good success with it. The unit takes 115V so power is easy. The welder comes with the gauges and fittings required (minus bottle) for mig welding making for a very complete kit. I weld only steel and have not used the shielding gas components. The duty cycle prevents continous welding in all but the first setting, but with the time it takes for set up, moving around and such, I have only run into the duty cycle limit once and that was on the highest setting. Forced air cooling reduces the wait time. I have used stick and wire welders. I much favor the wire feed because the welding is much more consistant. People with easy access to 220 volt power may wish to go that way, but this is a very capable 115V unit. Things I like: Long gun cord, 115V, easy to use, uses standard, easily found consumables (wire, tips, etc.), comes complete with gas components (minus bottle), well built, easy wire loading. Improvements: still looking. Duty cycle will hamper production applications (true for all 115V machines) but the homeowner/farmer will be satisified.