which welder ?


Old 04-29-04, 04:55 AM
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Question which welder ?

I know nothing about welding but would like to learn.
can someone tell me a unit that would be good for a first timer. thought about taking one of those evening classes at the college. I have someone that can show me a little bit.
thanks for the help.
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Read a book or two, take a basic class if at all possible. Consider buying a name brand 220v stick welder, preferably AC/DC. Stick welding is a little harder to learn but more versatel and cheaper. If I were just getting started I'd place a priority on an oxygen/acetylene set and a 4.5 inch grinder too. These three pieces of equiptment will allow you to repair or build most anything you want. Good Luck!
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thanks, i guess i should have read a few more threads.. got plenty of info.
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I think Scrap had good advice and the classes are a great idea. Most self taught weldors never get very good at it and it will provide some great exposure.
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im in the same situation... getting ready to buy a welder, BUT i just jumped into unknown field where i have no idea about, therefore need some help...
Im looking for a simple welder - auto applications (~300 or less) just to get a start from. Can anyone point me on the right direction?

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You don't say what exactly kind of automotive welding you want to do.

I would suggest you search back through previous threads as there has been a lot of discussion on this.

I would agree with the advice that scrapiron offered, that is, mrblue would do well to get an ac/dc stick welder to start out with.
Keep in mind that if you don't have a welder plug you will have to allow for this in your budget.

BTW, Sorry but the search function is not working in this forum right now.
You can set the "show threads from" to "last year" to scroll through the threads.

By all means comer back if you have any more questions.
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