Clarke 180EN Mig Welder......Good or Bad ?


Old 05-19-04, 10:20 AM
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Cool Clarke 180EN Mig Welder......Good or Bad ?

Anyone have some imput on the Clarke 180EN mig welder - Good - Bad
I presently own and use a Miller 135 Mig, but need a little more heat for welding 1/4 inch steel, I would like to keep the cost low for this second welder.
Any information on this welder would be appreciated.
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Old 05-22-04, 11:47 PM
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I have seen used mig units sell for a pretty good price.
I would say that if you could sell yours for a decent price you would be better off to take that money and add it to the cost of a Clarke and get a bigger model Miller.

Another option is to purchase an ac/dc stick welder for bigger jobs.
Old 05-23-04, 07:35 AM
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Thanks for the reply.
I have decided to just purchase the 220V Miller and keep both welders.

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Thats a good move, you can keep small wire in the small machine. Clarke makes a lot of stuff of all kinds and Miller/Hobart specializes in welding machines. The auto tracking of the 175 Miller may take some getting used to but its a great machine. I know someone who ran a side by side test with the Clarke and a Hobart of the same class,, he said the Hobart was significantly better. If you really want to stretch go up to the MM210, you will really love that and it makes the spread between your 2 machines significant. A 210 is really a full size machine in most respects and has a great arc. I think for the moderate user that wants a great machine it is one of the best in its class for the value $. It gives enough power to weld critical structural work up to 3/8 with 035 wire still running short circuit. Everyone I have heard that has one is well pleased.
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