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    New machine after returning to welding advice.

    Hey guys I got out of welding at the end of 2016 after 9 years of doing it. But quit after finishing nursing school. I miss building things and now after home purchase and settling everything and having the space again. Now Iím in the market for a new machine my old Hobart 10,000 kicked the bucket. So Iím looking to get into a good mig with the option for dc tig.

    I rarely worked with aluminum so ac isnít that important and if I decide to do more Iíd just get a dedicated tig from aht or primeweld.

    But Iím looking to buy in a couple weeks.i checked out some everlast but the warranty concerned me after looking into it more and having it serviced so i decided against that. Iím looking at the multimatic 235 and 255. I canít find much on them other than the specs.

    Now granted Iím not gonna be doing production work anymore nor will I be tigging up any root passes for X-ray lol hell I wonít be hammering part after part ever again if I can help it!! But Iím finding it hard to pass the 255 up. Im just not sure whether the extra grand on cyberweld is worth the amperage and mig pulse.

    I welded my last 4 years with a 252. I put thousands of pounds of wire at least 3-4 44lb rolls a week and she never had a hiccup minus drive rollers once. So that 255 upgraded inverter of the 252 is calling me hard but is it worth it over the 235. For just trailer work, building bed frames out of 4x4 tubing, and general repairs? Iíll Mostly be welding 1/4-3/8 and half inch sometimes and possible body work on project truck Iím doing. Thatís why Iím looking at the pulse as much as I am.

    Any advice would be appreciated thanks in advance. Looking forward to getting back into what I loved so much!


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    Re: New machine after returning to welding advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by drussell0104 View Post
    Hey guys I got out of welding at the end of 2016 after 9 years of doing it. But quit after finishing nursing school. I miss building things and now after home purchase and settling everything and having the space again. Now Iím in the market for a new machine my old Hobart 10,000 kicked the bucket. So Iím looking to get into a good mig with the option for dc tig.

    I rarely worked with aluminum so ac isnít that important and if I decide to do more Iíd just get a dedicated tig from aht or primeweld.

    But Iím looking to buy in a couple weeks.i checked out some everlast but the warranty concerned me after looking into it more and having it serviced so i decided against that. Iím looking at the multimatic 235 and 255. I canít find much on them other than the specs.

    Now granted Iím not gonna be doing production work anymore nor will I be tigging up any root passes for X-ray lol hell I wonít be hammering part after part ever again if I can help it!! But Iím finding it hard to pass the 255 up. Im just not sure whether the extra grand on cyberweld is worth the amperage and mig pulse.

    I welded my last 4 years with a 252. I put thousands of pounds of wire at least 3-4 44lb rolls a week and she never had a hiccup minus drive rollers once. So that 255 upgraded inverter of the 252 is calling me hard but is it worth it over the 235. For just trailer work, building bed frames out of 4x4 tubing, and general repairs? Iíll Mostly be welding 1/4-3/8 and half inch sometimes and possible body work on project truck Iím doing. Thatís why Iím looking at the pulse as much as I am.

    Any advice would be appreciated thanks in advance. Looking forward to getting back into what I loved so much!


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    Also just to add I just had my shop reWired and had a couple of 50 amp breaker and wiring to match added for compressor and welder.


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