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    Manny

    Hi, Iím Texas and I own a 5 acre pecan farm that Iím planning to fence in using 2 1/2Ē oil field pipe. I have a regular stick welder that I normally use, but I need a small gasoline welder for this project. Iíve looked around the internet and checked various reviews, but but to no avail. Iím looking at a Lincoln Bulldog at Home Depot and a Tomahawk from Lowes. My brother in law had a Bulldog that he did a similar project and was very pleased. I really would like some inputs from you all.

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    Re: Manny

    You have several options.

    1. Buy or rent a generator to run your existing stick welder. At least 10KW and 12KW unit would be best. If your current stick welder is an AC/DC machine, going this route will allow you to use DC and 6010 for welding the oil field pipe. You can probably get by with 6,500 watt minimum, but more is better.


    2. Buy or rent an engine driven welder. I'd consider something used. I don't know where in Central Texas that you're located, but there are several used Lincoln welders on the Waco Craigslist for 2,800 on up.

    If you go new, of the two that you listed I'd lean more towards the Lincoln.
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    Re: Manny

    Welcome! My buddy is fencing his property with oil field pipe, he has a lincoln AC225 and a 7000 watt genny that he has on a little trailer to do his welding, it does great for him.
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    Re: Manny

    Welcome

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    Re: Manny

    Whatever you get, just be aware that some oil field tubular goods can be magnetized, giving you troublesome arc blow. AC works best for that, but with DC there are some workarounds.

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    Re: Manny

    Quote Originally Posted by Figman500 View Post
    Hi, I’m Texas and I own a 5 acre pecan farm that I’m planning to fence in using 2 1/2” oil field pipe. I have a regular stick welder that I normally use, but I need a small gasoline welder for this project. I’ve looked around the internet and checked various reviews, but but to no avail. I’m looking at a Lincoln Bulldog at Home Depot and a Tomahawk from Lowes. My brother in law had a Bulldog that he did a similar project and was very pleased. I really would like some inputs from you all.
    Where in Texas are you? I live near Kirbyville in southeast TX and has some questions about my pecan trees. Welcome!
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    Re: Manny

    Quote Originally Posted by shortfuse View Post
    Whatever you get, just be aware that some oil field tubular goods can be magnetized, giving you troublesome arc blow. AC works best for that, but with DC there are some workarounds.
    That's for sure. I got some cheap ones about 6" diam from the oil field. They would hold up a hammer with the magnetic field.

    DC did not work at all. AC was no problem

    I got them cheap because he said they couldn't be welded.

    For the OP. I bought a Miller Bobcat 225nt for my mobile stuff. $1500 used with under 500 hours.
    A good choice for random work in my opinion.
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