50 amp stick welder


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Old 07-10-06, 08:56 PM
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50 amp stick welder

I would like a 110V welder , you may have seen another thread of mine. Anyways I came across a 50 amp for real cheap but is 50 amp enough? I seen them at 100 amps and would like to have one but this 50 amp is a great deal. I would be usind it for a little bit of everything so I cant say what thickness I will be welding most. Should I get this 50 amp or look for a 100?
 
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Old 07-10-06, 10:14 PM
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Don't get a 50 amp welder.
50 amp is not enough.

My second welder was a fixed 50 amps, tried it for about 2 months than picked up a 100 amp welder with a crank amperage control located on the top of the welder.
The crank has a fine threaded rod that gives a good control when trying to weld thinner steel.
I also have a MIG welder but when it comes to something quick, I use the 100 amp stick most of the time.

The general setting is between 80 and 95 amps, using a 6013 rod 1/6" to 3/32" diameter rods.
6013 rod is the only rod that most of the 110 volt welders can burn.
I have burned a rod for cast iron but it needed the full 100 amps.
 
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Old 07-10-06, 10:15 PM
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50A isn't a whole heck of a lot.

Better to buy once than twice.
 
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Old 07-11-06, 01:17 PM
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thanks guys, Ill look for a 100 amp
 
 

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