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New MIG Welder

Postby BIGHOSS » Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:26 pm

You may remember that I have been on the hunt for a MIG welder. After I passed on the Lincoln Weld PAK, I started looking at local estate and business auctions. I got outbid on three Millermatics (way over my budget).
I found a Hobart 175 220 Volt at a pawn shop. Bought it at about 1/3 price of a new one. Checked out really good. It even plugged in to my old stick welder plug.
First project is a welding cart. Almost done with just a little more welding, prime and paint.
Here is the cart in process. Been too hot lately to seriously try to weld.
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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby Gary Dotson » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:29 am

Very nice, Ron! Looks like you're picking up on it pretty quick!

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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby BIGHOSS » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:09 am

The best thing about the cart is I had all of material on hand. No money spent so far on steel or castors.
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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby Winfield Dave » Wed Sep 28, 2016 1:47 pm

BIGHOSS wrote:The best thing about the cart is I had all of material on hand. No money spent so far on steel or castors.
Don't we just love those type of projects!!
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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby CharlieK » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:27 am

not as much splatter with a mig..hope you have been able to work with it
get er done; life is good

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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby BIGHOSS » Sun Oct 30, 2016 4:10 pm

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Finally finished my MIG welder cart. It has two fixed and two swivel casters. There are several hooks for different cords such as power, ground and MIG cable. It also has a drawer with roller glides for gloves, extra tips. nozzles, etc.

This is not a contest, but does anyone recognize the color scheme? :wink: :wink: :wink:
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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby David Lee » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:27 pm

can you weld stainless steel with that welder?

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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby (CUB HUT) » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:06 pm

on a dino
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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby BIGHOSS » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:06 pm

You can certainly weld SS with a MIG welder. You need to run SS wire and a mixture of almost pure argon gas. However, I have zero experience in this type welding in many years. Back in the 70s the company that I retired from fabricated and welded a SS rail car body for General Electric. The car was eventually used for the South Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) line. All welding was MIG and resistance spot welding. With the correct setup, SS is very easy to weld.
I have not tried to weld stainless, but have no doubt that it would be very good.


Disclaimer............I can weld a little, but don't consider myself a welder.
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Re: New MIG Welder

Postby Shane Nelson » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:11 am

Did you really weld your new cart together with your stick welder? I am seeing some evidence of it in the photos! Great looking cart by the way!
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and a Palomino Mare named GIGI
Circle of Safety: Y
Location: TN, Lebanon

Re: New MIG Welder

Postby BIGHOSS » Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:54 am

Good catch! I hoped no one would notice that. :oops: :oops: :oops: I got so excited with my new welder that I ran out it out of gas playing around with other stuff. Until I was able to go get a refill, I couldn't wait so I located some of the pieces and tacked it with my old stick. All of the other welding was in fact welded by the MIG.
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