A friend of mine broke the steering arm off his knuckle last summer at Sluice. Another friend brought one of those welders along. Damn, what a nice easy repair that was.desertoy said:A Century 131b cordless rechargable wire feed welder
Been waiting to get one of these for a year now. Got it at ITEM 39443-2VGA for $300.
I have used both. The ready welder will burn hotter (24v) and is much smaller and lighter to carry around. (I carry one) But it costs $200.00 more! The Ready Welder is also more of a PITA to set up. The nice part about the Century is you just pull it out and start welding. I don't remember if the Century can run gas sheilding like the ready welder can, but have always just carried flux core on the trail anyway.bart1 said:How do some of you experts think something like this compares to a Ready Welder? I had decided that was the route I was going to go for a portable.
Thanks for the info. I'll give that a try.crashinaz said:ZUK has been using the 131 for a few years now and likes it a lot... The machine says something to the effect that it's only set up to run .030 wire. He experimented with .035 a month or so ago and says he wished he'd tried it right after he bought it. He stated the wire feed is much smoother with less wire misfeeds in tight situations (feed cable is REALLY FLEXY on those machines) and it runs a smoother bead with better penetration for that power level. Just some things for you to goof with if you get bored.