View Full Version : Montgomery Ward ac/dc stick Decent? Not?
10-23-2006, 08:40 AM
This weekend I happened upon a Used Montgomery ward AC/DC stick unit for a cheap price. I tested it out and seemed decent. Not having been up on stick welders, Is anyone familiar with this unit? Decent? Not decent? The last Stick welder I had was a Miller Thunderbolt.
10-23-2006, 01:46 PM
No personal experience with this one, but would guess the technology is simple and reliable. It's a bonus to find an AC/DC since it seems most inexpensive welders around are AC only. I see used Lincoln 225 AC units very frequently going for around $150. I had one of these that worked great. Don't know why the Montgomery Ward would be much different.
10-24-2006, 08:38 AM
Thanks for the reply. It seems like a decent unit. I still have my 35' leads from my Miller. I just have to get new machine ends for the cables. The ones that came with the M-W are so short they could not even act as a height gauge for a midget.
I picked the welder up for $75. there was also a Lincoln ac225 for $75. Another guy and his son had dibs on that machine. I gave him the web addy for this site.
10-24-2006, 09:59 AM
You got a good deal. AC machines usually can be found for less than 100 dollars, Ac/dc usually more.
What happened to your miller thunderbolt?
10-24-2006, 10:20 AM
Fell off the back of my truck. Seems someone liked the strap that was securing it during a move. I did not realize the strap had been removed. I'm just glad noone was behind me when it fell off. That would have been a nasty scene if someone hit it.
10-24-2006, 01:18 PM
Yeah that Montgomery Ward machine is a good one, just like the Lincoln 225/210 AC/DC cracker boxes.
10-24-2006, 01:53 PM
I was wondering how a stick welder died.
10-24-2006, 01:57 PM
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