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Customer Review

on May 1, 2013
Good value! I bought this welder a few months ago, because I wanted a lower-powered flux core/optional gas mig machine to weld thinner metals (<10 gauge or 1/8"). This welder really performs! Right out of the box, I tested it with 12"x12" 18- and 16-gauge steel strips, just to dial in the settings and to see how even the weld puddles would be at the lower settings. I am impressed by the reasonable quality of this welder at this price point. It seems pretty well made for the money (<$330), the instructions are OK, the setup was easy, and you get everything you need to do out-of-the-box flux core gasless welding---or with solid wire & C25 gas (bottle and gas not included) you can do FCAW with nicer weld puddles/beads. I run Hobart .030 flux core or .024 solid wires. I've personally only tried this welder, over the last few months, with 20-gauge to 3/8" mild steel (multiple passes on the 3/8", but it does work). The truth is, 3/8" steel is really pushing the limits on this welder, but it does work, regardless of what other people will tell you. However, that said, I would purchase this welder only if you are occasionally doing 3/16" and primarily 20-gauge to 1/8" steel. (I use a 180-amp welder to do regular 3/16" to 1/4" steel with multiple passes.) So this welder is perfect for the DIY person who is dealing with 1/8"(10-gauge) steel or thinner. Stay within the parameters of this welder's power and you will be pleased.
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