This summer has been a hot one. And I am in the middle of gutting my basement. So progress has been very very slow lately.Progress?
You don't need a fancy welder. My buddy builds hot rods and restores cars for a living, and he uses a Hobart 140 MIG welder that costs less than a grand.Is that a Hobart Handler 120? I wish I had a few grand to drop into a Miller. My rebuilt Hobart and lack of experience leaves me with a lot of grinding. lol
Yeah, I know what you mean. I have a lot to learn still with both of my MIG machines. I wired up a 220V outlet for my AHP AlphaTIG 200 but this old Handler 120 is 120V. It handled the 1/8" 4130 OK but 120A is not enough for 1/4". I also have a cheap flux-core eBay 130A MIG that works OK for rusty mending. I'll be using that on the jack point reattachments. I'd like to eventually find a suit case MIG that will plug into my TIG.You don't need a fancy welder. My buddy builds hot rods and restores cars for a living, and he uses a Hobart 140 MIG welder that costs less than a grand.
My garage has a 220V circuit, so I picked up the Hobart 190. It is the most basic 220V MIG welder that Hobart sells. And it is powerful enough to handle 5/16" thick material in one pas, which is more than I'll need. The frame on this hot rod is 7GA which is about 3/16". I'll be using 1/4" plate for some of the suspension mounting tabs, and the motor mounts.
So I really don't need any more welder. I just need to make sure it is setup right next time. haha