Discussion in 'Tools' started by vinnyboy, Oct 6, 2016.
That's not half bad
I need a couple of small patches welding on the back of the bus so started looking for someone to do it. Then I had a brain wave. Why not buy one of these and teach myself how to weld.
I have 3 cars with a combined age of 95. I work in a garage as a mechanic but have never welded before. It's got to be worth a go. Did a bit of research and this one gets great reviews.
Is it the fan cooled one ?
I'll get plenty of practice in before touching the van. Some of the welders I've met have been as thick as castle walls so I guess with my O levels it should be a piece of yellow snow.
Yes. They also do an auto dimming helmet for £55 also highly rated.
Ive got a supermig 185, good kit. Shame I'm crap at welding!
It's pretty good, buy it and learn to weld then you can do all the mot failures
Slightly off topic as I cant comment on that particular welder, but I can defo recomend FFX if you do decide to buy any kit. I have recently had trouble with a Sealey vehicle lift bought from their eBay shop, and was very impressed with how quickly they had a replacement sent out without question. (the faulty one was picked up the morning after I emailed them, new one received 2 days later). They paid for all courier costs both ways as well.
What is dubs and classics?
I find that amazing unless , it's a posh garage...
I'd use a cheap mask first ,then if you can weld with that you will be amazing with a flash helmet ,I am still waiting to transfer to amazing welder...
I'm still toying with the idea, what else do I need to buy ... wire, helmet and gas, as to the first two exactly what. This MIG stuff is all pretty new to me, as an apprentice I did proper old style arc welding and oxyacetylene, and my dad was a tip top ships welder but as he's long gone I can't ask him. As to the gas is the hobby weld stuff OK @volkswombat
Still looking in to this^^. Sealey do a good auto dimming helmet. I think argon/ co2 mix is best for my use.
This year's Christmas list will be a good one. Helmet top of the list. Magnets and clamps lower down. I'll have to buy my own socks and underpants in the sales.
swp do a great range thats what i use not this one , but good for money
this is very good
this is the one i use
Hobby weld argon seems ok to me but what do I know! £100 initial outlay from local motor factor.
Wire 0.6 or o.8 mm, I think it was.
Helmet wants to be an auto mask, I was lucky enough to get given one by a mate at work. Head strap was broke, but I sourced the bits to fix it for a fiver. Helmet turned out be a pretty expensive good one, speedglas I think it is
Beware of the cheaper Masks I got arc eye from a cheap one ! It didn't always auto dim !
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