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Old 02-03-2023, 02:09 PM
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Well, I'm impressed so far. Shipped very fast, packed very well, wires coming out the back of the thing look like entrance cables, the wire feed looks sturdy, nice chart in the door and contact number on the back,
I would have to agree with you!

For $135 I would give the spooler a try. Or not. I wouldn't expect it to be as stout as a Miller 30A (200A/100% Duty Cycle) but it is also not over $2000!

I had a Lincoln 180MIG I got from the clearance aisle at Home Depot. Bought by someone then returned, then "refurbished" then bought by me as an "open box" for about half price: $225 (I think). Got the thing back to the shop and it worked intermittently. Popped the cover off and there right on top were wire loop terminals on a post to the transformer that were loose. Apparently a "refurb" doesn't involve taking the cover off. Tightened the the nuts on the terminals, looked it over inside (it was new), put it back together and it struck an nice arc.

Anyhow, I wasn't really in the market for another MIG welder, unless I could get this one to weld aluminum. Picked up a cheapy spooler for $100 from ebay I think and tried it out and it was not worthy at all--a real piece of shit. They even sent me another one and said "keep the old one" but that one didn't work either. I think Lincoln had their own but I wasn't about to spend $300 to "try" it out. I think I sold the 180 and spoolers as a package for $500 or so.

The moral to the story is Caveat Emptor. If you get the spoolgun, it might be great or it might be a flimsy piece not worthy of messing with. Check the ratings and reviews before you buy.
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Old 02-03-2023, 02:31 PM
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Looking good!! Are you going to use dual shield welding wire? This is a excellent wire.
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Looks good. Nice four wheel drive too!


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Looking good!! Are you going to use dual shield welding wire? This is a excellent wire.
Nice, thanks!
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Looks good. Nice four wheel drive too!


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