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    Low cost Welder

    Here is a low cost flux core welder that runs on 240 volt. So breaker does not flip. Looks great for starting in welding.

    Note: most home have dryer or range on 240v

    https://www.electricalworld.com/Mobi.../m-m-5208.aspx

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    Last edited by smithdoor; 01-19-2020 at 02:03 PM.

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    Re: Low cost Welder

    I love the description that says "no gas mig welder". I guess they don't know the difference between a mig welder and a wire feed welder.
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    No thank you. You can get stuff like that shipped direct from China for about half the price.
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    Re: Low cost Welder

    Here the manual

    https://assets.sealeyb2b.co.uk/PDFs/...DFC0201225.pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    I love the description that says "no gas mig welder". I guess they don't know the difference between a mig welder and a wire feed welder.
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    Re: Low cost Welder

    The down side to the HF 125 it 120 volt welder

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louie1961 View Post
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    Re: Low cost Welder

    Iíve run a little bit of self shielded flux core wire. This is what we used on the job.
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    Re: Low cost Welder

    Here more of low cost mig welders

    http://www.welderreferer.com/sealey-...arison-review/
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    Re: Low cost Welder

    Pretty narrow current for 230 volt.
    Won't go low, won't go high!

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    Re: Low cost Welder

    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    I love the description that says "no gas mig welder". I guess they don't know the difference between a mig welder and a wire feed welder.
    Mike
    You are absolutely correct. But in all fairness to the seller who wrote the ad who may or not know the difference his target market for that unit DOES NOT know the diff. They recognize the term MIG and think ďcool I donít have to buy gasĒ.

    The seller may be an advertising genius but more likely clueless like you mentioned. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEP View Post
    Iíve run a little bit of self shielded flux core wire. This is what we used on the job.
    You hobbyists are always showing off. . Us retired farmers have to use vintage feeders for flux core.



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    Re: Low cost Welder

    Arrrrrggg!!!! it's RED!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Arrrrrggg!!!! it's RED!!!!
    I knew that was coming.

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    LOL... couldn't resist

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    Low cost Welder

    I better stop B4 I cause an aneurism.
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    Roflmaof!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    I better stop B4 I cause an aneurism.
    Nah, your good. Funny story though, the other day I ran into a guy that used to contract for me that ran nothing but SA200s. He had a big Blue thing on his truck (250D with a Deutz engine)He gave me a funny grin and said he loved it. And this is a guy that literally wore out his last two SAs.

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    Re: Low cost Welder

    One issue with some cheap welders and this being one per the owners manual is the wire is hot as soon as you power it up and the trigger only controls the wire feed. Be carful where you lay the gun down.
    Why is there a gas nozzle?

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    Re: Low cost Welder

    Quote Originally Posted by smithdoor View Post
    Here is a low cost flux core welder that runs on 240 volt. So breaker does not flip. Looks great for starting in welding.

    Note: most home have dryer or range on 240v

    https://www.electricalworld.com/Mobi.../m-m-5208.aspx

    Dave
    Where does a guy in the US get 50 hz power from.

    It is 230 volt 50hz input. We have 240 volt 60 hz.



    Quote Originally Posted by Flyer58 View Post
    One issue with some cheap welders and this being one per the owners manual is the wire is hot as soon as you power it up and the trigger only controls the wire feed. Be carful where you lay the gun down.
    Why is there a gas nozzle?

    And it says non-live gun. I guess that just means it is insulated. Lol. Harbor Fright one posted is not hot all the time.
    Last edited by danielplace; 01-22-2020 at 10:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronsii View Post
    Arrrrrggg!!!! it's RED!!!!
    yea... it would DEFINITELY clash with my Blue truck... maybe it helps em be able to keep from loosin it?

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    Re: Low cost Welder

    It better to up hz
    60 hz takes less copper than 50 hz.

    On 60hz will give a better welded

    Dave

    Quote Originally Posted by danielplace View Post
    Where does a guy in the US get 50 hz power from.

    It is 230 volt 50hz input. We have 240 volt 60 hz.






    And it says non-live gun. I guess that just means it is insulated. Lol. Harbor Fright one posted is not hot all the time.
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