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Old 04-06-2023, 07:30 AM
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Default Suggestions for a spot welder?

I am looking for a spot welder. I probably won’t use it alot but I know there have been times where a spot welder would have been very handy. Any suggestions, input or advice on something not too expensive?
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Old 04-06-2023, 12:15 PM
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what thickness do you want to spot weld?
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Old 04-06-2023, 01:36 PM
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No thicker than 16 ga
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Old 04-06-2023, 01:37 PM
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I saw these in Harbor Freight , they make them in 120 or 240 volt , don't know how much $ you want to spend -

https://www.harborfreight.com/weldin...der-61206.html

I rmember using these type 50 years ago , they work ok .....
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Old 04-06-2023, 05:51 PM
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Yeah, I saw them but I am always leary of buying anything electrical from Harbor Freight.
Although...

The reviews on this guy all seem very good. I'll have to do some more research and decide what I want to go with. It's easily within my price range but if anyone else has any other suggestions, or any experiences with the HF welder, please post up.
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Old 04-06-2023, 07:41 PM
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The AK builders speak well of them .
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Old 04-11-2023, 01:18 AM
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I don't have a Harbor Fright spot welder, I do have a miller 120 volt spot welder that I got at the right price.
I can give you some observations, I only did a few spots just to make sure it would work.
The Tong length will make a big difference my original Tongs were so long, pretty much made it worthless. not to long ago I got some after market 8" Tongs
made a world of difference I was able to spot weld two 1/16" pieces of steel together.

the tips have a diameter about 1/8"
As the standard I recall on car body panels was around 1/4"

My miller has a mechanical timer, I believe most do not have a timer and is up to the user to make a judgement call when to let go of the trigger.
No heat settings.
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