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Old 09-24-2009, 04:55 PM
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I've used the next-step-up Lincoln like that one, and I wouldn't spend MY money on it either.


Your best bet at getting a decent welder, at a really affordable price, is to keep looking at CL and at local pawnshops. I picked up my HH175 at a pawn shop and it's been a joy to own. I had to be patient for almost a year, but the good deal eventually comes round.
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Old 09-24-2009, 05:28 PM
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I've used the next-step-up Lincoln like that one, and I wouldn't spend MY money on it either.


Your best bet at getting a decent welder, at a really affordable price, is to keep looking at CL and at local pawnshops. I picked up my HH175 at a pawn shop and it's been a joy to own. I had to be patient for almost a year, but the good deal eventually comes round.
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Old 09-25-2009, 05:04 PM
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You should change the topic of your post. The guy asking ONLY 285$ now

By the way i own a Lincoln sp175t since 1997 and i'm really happy with my mig.

Keep looking you will found something good.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:22 AM
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Of course it all depends on what you want to do with it. If you just want to occasionally repair your lawnmower handle or fix your wife's broken "wrought iron" flowerpot holder, a small 120V unit like that will suffice. The trouble is that you will quickly run into the limitations of such a small welder and want a bigger one. Then it gets expensive.
If you have 220v available then I would look at a MM180 or the Lincoln Power MIG 180C as a better class of welder that will handle most things you will want to do around the house. Look on CL or EBay. Try to find one with at least one gas bottle. Good luck.

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Old 09-26-2009, 09:41 AM
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If you have 220v available then I would look at a MM180 or the Lincoln Power MIG 180C as a better class of welder that will handle most things you will want to do around the house. Look on CL or EBay. Try to find one with at least one gas bottle. Good luck.

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Let's not forget to add the Hobart to Bob's list,I'm looking at the 187 for a future mig for myself. Also read the reviews on the Northern site they help you decide alot of times if a item is right for you or not.


http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...8799_200328799

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You should change the topic of your post. The guy asking ONLY 285$ now

By the way i own a Lincoln sp175t since 1997 and i'm really happy with my mig.

Keep looking you will found something good.
Actually, in my post, I said that $330 would roughly be the total cost after I paid for fuel to drive there an dback to pick it up.
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:53 AM
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Let's not forget to add the Hobart to Bob's list,I'm looking at the 187 for a future mig for myself. Also read the reviews on the Northern site they help you decide alot of times if a item is right for you or not.


http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...8799_200328799

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Great resource! Thanks, Tony.
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The HH187 has gotten some great reviews. The Lincoln SP175+ is said to have great arc starting.
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Let's not forget to add the Hobart to Bob's list,I'm looking at the 187 for a future mig for myself. Also read the reviews on the Northern site they help you decide alot of times if a item is right for you or not. Tony
Tony , if the HH187 runs anything like my HH175 runs you will be happy with it , I am sure . I use it for 75% of my mig welding in the shop . Remember I have the Miller XMT304 and the Miller 10-E feeder for bigger stuff that my 175 won't handle .
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:09 PM
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Tony , if the HH187 runs anything like my HH175 runs you will be happy with it , I am sure . I use it for 75% of my mig welding in the shop . Remember I have the Miller XMT304 and the Miller 10-E feeder for bigger stuff that my 175 won't handle .
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So far I've been happy with my Hobart Stickmate LX235 AC/DC but there are times I'd think the mig would be very handy also. I believe the 187 would be idea for what I need, but I'm not overlooking a good comparable Lincoln or Miller.

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