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I am thinking about buying a welder. First of I need a smaller gassless welder, but I can't decide between gassless mig or arc. Anyone have any sudjestions?? Please. Oh I also will need to be able to plug it into the 110v power supply off the dryer. I can't run 240v in this house.
 

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oh....I could have sworn I saw one a tractor supply that was 110v....I'll have to check again I was looking at a whole bunch of different models that day.
 

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You need to figure out what your going to weld, well that and most dryers work off 220, 2phase..or 208/2 wire...off the dryer, then the mig or sttick will work but mig is much easier to learn, the stick length and patterns are critical.....
 

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What about the Lincoln Weld-pak 100 ? Is this a good 110v MIG for some fabrication? Bumpers, skids, control arms...etc ?

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there is a lil arc welder the sell at walmart that is 110 and it only costs like 90 bucks you can plug it in to any outlet. Im not sure how good it is but it exists.
 

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Originally posted by TJ Chickie:
<STRONG>there is a lil arc welder the sell at walmart that is 110 and it only costs like 90 bucks you can plug it in to any outlet. Im not sure how good it is but it exists.</STRONG>
A friend of mine has this welder.

We call it "baby's first welder".

Quite frankly, I'd say it's a waste of money.

He's looking to upgrade to a Miller Thunderbolt AC/DC.

Seriuously, if you have a dryer, chances are you have 220.

And what's keeping you from wiring a 220 circuit? No more room in the box?

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Originally posted by fatkid:
<STRONG>I just got a Lincoln SP135+, it does well around the house. I paid $630 out the door. I think it's the max if you want to stay at 110V.</STRONG>
what all did that $630 include? and what's the specs on the welder? I'm looking to get one soon and this looks like it would work perfect
 

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My dryer may be 220v. I will have to look. I looked last night on the dryer and there were no labels on the dryer to tell me....I'll have to find the booklet. As for the kind of welding I want to do...just stuff on my truck. Probably no thicker then 1/4" maby 3/8" plate and I have some all pro rockers to weld on (.120" wall). Basically a good welder to fabricate stuff for my truck.
 

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Originally posted by Leniman:
<STRONG>My dryer may be 220v. I will have to look. I looked last night on the dryer and there were no labels on the dryer to tell me....I'll have to find the booklet. .</STRONG>

LOOK in the book???

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Just look at the plug!
 

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I looked at the plug...but I can't tell the difference between a 110v and a 220v plug. Ulness I turn out to be real stupid and a 110v plug is a standard 2 prong plug, and 220v is the funky plug you can only plug dryers and other big things into.
 

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Originally posted by Leniman:
<STRONG>I looked at the plug...but I can't tell the difference between a 110v and a 220v plug. Ulness I turn out to be real stupid and a 110v plug is a standard 2 prong plug, and 220v is the funky plug you can only plug dryers and other big things into.</STRONG>
If your dryer uses the "funky plug" then it's 220v. I would suggest going with a 220v model. I have a Lincoln 155 which works great and it's mig. I'm using inner-shield wire (no gas). Around $500 from Home Depot. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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If you do have 220 and have the $ they are really nice. I got a Hobart Handler 170 for $535 delivered...comes with regulator and gas setup, just provide a bottle or you can just run flux core in it.
 
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