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Mig Welder

Postby Bus Driver » Thu Nov 10, 2016 1:53 pm

Big Hoss is enjoying his Hobart unit.
My Century MIG unit at age 25 stopped welding well and I needed only a light duty unit. Bought a Klutch MIG 140SI from Northern Tools. Good online reviews, compact and lightweight. Supposedly an inverter rather than transformer. All my MIG welding is with shielding gas and solid wire.
So I bought one. Don't like it. Does not produce smooth beads.
My thought was that an inverter should produce higher frequency current than does the transformer type setup. Perhaps this is a cheaper inverter.
Took it to Northern and they set it up in their service shop. They say it is working normally.
The people at Northern were perfectly courteous, did everything I could have expected.
But this is not the welder for me.
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Re: Mig Welder

Postby Bbhzx12 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:39 am

Normal and smooth are not necessarily the same. I can weld normal, worked with a guy who used to weld NASA projects but had to stop because his vision started to go; he was smooth! Only thing I saw better was robotic. Guess who does my welding now? Not I! ;)
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Re: Mig Welder

Postby Hillbilly » Fri Nov 18, 2016 10:05 pm

My wire machine is transformer based, but I do have 1 Heliarc machine that is an inverter. I do like that it isn't the size of a fridge and uses a 1/4 of the power.

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Re: Mig Welder

Postby ricky racer » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:31 pm

I sure wish I had a TIG welder.... :?
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Re: Mig Welder

Postby Hillbilly » Sun Nov 20, 2016 11:55 am

ricky racer wrote:I sure wish I had a TIG welder.... :?


Hunt you up an old AC/DC Tombstone and you'll be scratch starting in no time.


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