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The wire that comes with it was great for sheet metal work
on January 13, 2017
For 100 bucks shipped to my door? Worth every darn penny. The wire that comes with it was great for sheet metal work. My buddy borrowed it and put the cheap harbor freight 30 wire in it, and the thing just cranks out welds. She's no professional unit, but for the occasional user or home gamer, the thing is a champ. Having 4 heat settings and infinite wire speed control is the reason i tried this one instead of slightly more expensive home gamer brands like it. I made a good decision.
The wire is always live. Be careful where you lay down your gun. For 99 bucks, it's really not a big deal. I'm not a beginner. I just needed a cheap toy for home projects. Was expecting cheap garbage that didn't work, but was pleasently surprised by the welds a $99 machine can lay down. If you are a beginner, don't kid yourself. Buy a cheap mask too, because the face shield thing it comes with makes a better shovel than it does a welding shield.
I'd say if you want a machine to use a few times a year under 400 bucks, choose this one over any of the others. If you wanna do any kind of production work or use it daily, do yourself a favor and spend some actual cash on an actual name brand though.