115v stick welder

Old 07-02-06, 02:04 PM
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115v stick welder

I would like to get a small 115v stick welder and was wondering what is a good brand? I have a large stick welder but would like a small prtable one. I wouldnt use it much but it would help me out alot when something breaks.
Old 07-02-06, 02:33 PM
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It would depend on how much you want to spend and how much you would be using it. I like sticking with the "name" brands that I will be able to get parts and service on. Miller and Lincoln mainly. Have to also look at the duty cycle if you will be doing a lot of welding when you do use it. Good luck.
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Miller, Lincoln and Hobart all have small inverter stick welders that are quite good. The Miller Maxstar 150s has the ability to run 120v or 220v. It has a duty cycle of 100% at 70amps at 120v. Of course there are cheaper transformer type welders. Lincoln makes a small 50amp unit that will burn 1/16 rods and is limited to about 1/8" steel. Its runs about $200 here in Canada.
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Old 07-03-06, 03:53 PM
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Both Lincoln and Miller (as well as others) have 110volt wirefeed machines that work very well on light guage material. They will still burn holes through the metal if you stay in one place too long.

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