Thread: MIG Welding Opinions
10-20-2008, 03:51 PM #1
MIG Welding Opinions
Since summer is now officially over in the St. Louis area....I am turning my free time to a long standing project of mine....1951 Chevy Pickup Street Rod. My plan is to install a Independent Front Suspension system...possibly box the frame in key areas and tons of metal replacement including floor boards and cab corners. Ihave been looking at welders and really dont know what size i need for tasks like this. I have done plenty of Arc welding and those have always been 220v....I know i want a MIG but dont know if i can skate by on a 110v unit or spend the money on a 220v unit? Can anyone give me their opinion on this issue
10-20-2008, 03:56 PM #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2006
- panama city beach 'fl
22o will give better penatration,I have a 120 setup(fluxcore) and wish had co2 sheild ,weld just come out nicer
10-20-2008, 04:04 PM #3
10-20-2008, 04:13 PM #4
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- Aug 2006
- Homer Glen Il.
10-20-2008, 04:34 PM #5
ditto, dito, ditto, go 220v then you can use it for heavier projects in the
future, go with smaller diameter wire for the thin shit if you have to.
10-20-2008, 04:54 PM #6
I agree. The 220 is the way to go if you plan on boxing in the frame. The 110 would be fine for sheet metal. Flux core sucks. Gas is the only way to go.
10-20-2008, 04:55 PM #7
i personally wouldnt weld with anything less than 220 with gas. You just wont get your best product and ease of use versus the 110 setup. Prices for nice welders are high but theres no doubt your gonna get a better product and a welder that will last!! and not break.
10-20-2008, 06:09 PM #8
I've got a 220v Hobart 140. Don't do a bunch of heavy welding, but it's been very reliable and was a good value compared to the Lincoln and Miller units.
10-20-2008, 08:01 PM #9
220 with gas is the only way to go. 110 not enough to do frame work.
10-20-2008, 08:09 PM #10
Never just settle on a machine had a few migs now have a miller 251 like it , But love my miller Dynasty 350
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