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Old September 16th, 2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Default Eastwood 110v welder

Eastwood has a little mig for under 300 bones. It's got a 3 year warranty. I probably, after this current project won't use 2lbs of wire in a year. So, this unit seems like the right idea...

Anyone have any experience with there machines?
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Old September 18th, 2016, 07:29 AM   #2
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Depends on what you're going to weld really. Everyone their own personal preference
I have a Lincoln WeldPak 100 I converted to MIG and run a gas mix of 30%Argon/ 70%CO2. It runs great to 1/4" mild steel with perfect penetration. I can run 5/16" thickness if I preheat the metal and I switch to Fluxcore wire. ALSO stay away from cheap wires if you can. Hobart makes premium wire as well as Miller... Harbor Freight wires, Lincoln, and other brands will disappoint you every time.

I have had this little machine for 10+ years and it has never let me down. I use an older Miller Dimension 3 phase on the job but around the house this 110 is always enough for bodywork and small projects and it doesn't jack my utility bill.
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Old September 18th, 2016, 10:46 AM   #3
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I have a similar setup to Dragonbuilder. Mine is a 110 MIG Miller Sidekick. I picked up the welder back in the mid-eighties and she does all the above. For really heavy stuff I have an ancient Lincoln stick welder. We used to call them a "Buzz Box." Like he said, don't skimp on wire.
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67' vw rat (I think that's his name here) Cody, built his truck with one of those Eastwood welders (make sure you can run gas) I was impressed with the unit. Now Eastwood does change manufacturing occasionally that's what I would worry about. with that price and a 3 year warranty I don't think you'll go wrong. With a 2lb spool make sure you buy good wire and have a few extra rolls on hand....


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Those small spools can be a PITA, to feed.

And definitely, don't buy cheap imported wire.
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67' vw rat (I think that's his name here) Cody, built his truck with one of those Eastwood welders (make sure you can run gas) I was impressed with the unit. Now Eastwood does change manufacturing occasionally that's what I would worry about. with that price and a 3 year warranty I don't think you'll go wrong. With a 2lb spool make sure you buy good wire and have a few extra rolls on hand....


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How the heck are you supposed to know 'who' built it for them?
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How the heck are you supposed to know 'who' built it for them?

You don't just, like Horrible Freight.
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According to Eastwood, their welders are made in house... hmmm
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Do they actually manufacture anything in house ?
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it's what they claim for the welders
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I doubt it.
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I bought a recon Hobart Handler 140 today from Hobart. 425 out the door. hope it shows up quickly!
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Eastwood welders area made in China just like a lot of their sheet metal tool such as bead rollers, English wheels etc. It's a HF painted blue. We sort of . Check out alibaba and you will see all sorts of China made tools . Who s selling them, Baileigh, Woodward, Eastwood, Dagger and even Lazze. Oh well.
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Well, the one down side to dealing with Hobart directly? I ordered the HH140 on the 27th in the a. m. and they just send the pick up order to the UPS today.
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This is the one I'm looking at.
http://www.lincolnelectric.com/en-us...incolnElectric)
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1st practice beads on 1/4" and very happy! Hobart Handler 140 did fantastic!
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Great! Always nice when things work out.
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