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4thgenceli
09-06-2010, 04:57 AM
I'm looking to pick myself up a welder. Nothing serious, just to get practice and learn and such for welding. I'm looking at this one from Harbor Freight.

http://www.harborfreight.com/120-amp-230-volt-mig-and-flux-welder-97503.html

It runs off household power (which I like). Also it's able to either do flux core or gas welding, which also I like (mainly because I won't have to get the gas up front as well, I can just use flux core).

Anything else I should be concerned about?

KM
09-06-2010, 05:08 AM
My buddy has that one. It's a decent welder for the money, but stay near your fuse box. We used it at the coffee shop to weld a stand for a grill, and it kept popping fuses. In a commercial building, that's weird.

Hookecho
09-06-2010, 02:52 PM
I have one just like that and it works great. I have welded alot of metal with it.

aye87
09-06-2010, 03:32 PM
have you try northertool welder? it is same price but better quality, they have welder on sale for 150 and free ship and include 1lb of spool and wire brush, it was on sale now it is 180, you might be pick it up in store
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200403263_200403263

4thgenceli
09-06-2010, 04:03 PM
have you try northertool welder? it is same price but better quality, they have welder on sale for 150 and free ship and include 1lb of spool and wire brush, it was on sale now it is 180, you might be pick it up in store
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200403263_200403263
Harbor Freight looks like the same thing Northern Tool. Northern Tool is east coast too lol.

aye87
09-06-2010, 04:54 PM
i have the northern flux core welder, it is good for newbie and can be hook up with gas
use the hobart flux core gasless spool 2lb instead of the one the came with the welder