Astro Mig

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Old 01-06-05, 02:59 PM
CTBroncoandheep
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Astro Mig

# Plugs into any standard 115 volt household outlet for maximum portability.
# Welds from 22 gauge to 1/4" mild steel and from 22 gauge to 1/8" aluminum and stainless steel.
# Professional gun with trigger controlled power supply eliminates unwanted arc.
# 4 heat settings
# Electronic wire speed control (0-600) inches per minute, tunes to the precise speed for the job.
# Side loading for quick and easy wire change.
# Handles 4" and 8" spools of welding wire from .023 to .030 inches thickness.
# Primary input: 115v, 60hz 1 phase
# Primary amps: 30A
# Welding amp range: 30 to 110A
# Duty cycle: 90%@10A
# Wire size: .023" - .030" (0.6 mm - 0.8 mm)
# Spool size: 4" - 8"
# Dimensions: 13-3/4" x 11" x 17-1/2". Weight: 46-1/4 lb.
# Comes complete with: Welding torch, gas regulator, hand held face shield, contact tip, 2 lb. spool of .023 welding wire, gas bottle holder (does not include bottle), adapter for 12# spool.
# One year Astro Pneumatics warrant
Astro pneumatic Mig 110


Now i picked this up for 100$ its a little used, but has been sitting in this shop for a year. well what do you guys think about it. I bought it as an intro welder. i do a lot of truck work and having a light duty welder seems like a good thing. i am taking classes starting in 2 weeks on how to weld, but i was wondering if this was a decent little machine.
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-Eric
 

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Old 01-13-05, 03:53 PM
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Welcome Eric!

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you.

This welder likely does what it says it will.
The question as to whether it is decent or not depends on what you plan to do with it.

If you scroll down through previous posts there is a ton of discussion on this.
However I will say that the duty cycle is extremely low on this thing.
The duty cycle is shown to be 90% @ 10 amps which is very deceiving.
It will be 90% @ 10 amps but only 10% @ 90 amps, where you will be using it for anything much over tin.
This means you can weld for one minute maximum and then you must wait 9 minutes for the thing to cool off.

Have you had a chance to "light it up" yet?
 
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