09-15-2004, 10:48 AM
Hi guys and gals, I need a little guidance. I'm contemplating buying a MIG welder (my first) and need some advice about which welder to get. Since this will be a fairly large outlay of cash, I want to do it right the first time and not have to upgrade soon. I am trying to decide between the Lincoln Pro-Mig 135, or the Pro-Mig 175. I have 220V available in my garage. Will the 175 still weld with low enough output to do sheet metal? I'd like to have the capability to do both ends of the spectrum (thin and thick metal) as my skills improve. I'm open to suggestions on other brands / models as well. Thanks in advance.