yes i was wondering if they are better to. i am using a hobart right now but, it is borrowed from a guy that i know and he wants it back. i have a guy who can get me miller stuff how are they? thanks for your replys.
At work, most of our MIG welders are Lincoln and most of our TIG welders are Miller. We have 10+ MIG welders and 10+ TIG welders.
From what I've heard from people Lincoln is really good for MIG because they specialized in ARC welding where Miller is good for TIG because they specialized in that years ago. They both made the transitions to do both.
You can't go wrong with either though. It's like SAW vs FOX vs King. It's all good.
i talked to some guy about getting a welder and he said if you are going to be fabercating trucks the thickest steel you will weld is 3/8 is this true? i have not had to weld anything thicker than that will i need to? he recomended the miller 210 mig welder it is based around 3/8 thick steel will this work fine? it said it will cost around $1.400 is this a good price? thank you for your reply.
the 210 is a nice machine, very versatile. it's fairly low duty cycle yet, so be carefull if you end up welding on a loader with it. i upgraded from a 185 (now replaced by the 210) to a 251 a year or so back, and have only used the extra power once. (on a loader)
I'm getting my MIG today, and I'm going to get either a miller or lincoln 135, and I was wondering if it is possible to weld thicker materials than 3/16" if you make multiple passes. I dont think I'll ever need to do anything thicker than 1/4", so would a 135 work? Maybe by beveling the edge of the workpiece a bit? Also, which is preferable/stronger, welding with flux cored or using gas, and why?
always bevel the edges, especially if the welder is under powered for the job. you can weld thicker, but yes you will need to make multiple passes. i'm no welding expert, but hate flux cored welding even though i think it's easier to get better penetration if your welder is under powered.
as usually i am going to recommend going to a minimum of a miller 175, the price was stated earlier in this thread as 660 bucks i think, well worth the extra couple hundred over a 110v machine. you'll never regret it.