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Ok, for those welders out there, I am looking at 2 different models of gasless mig welders for tackling most of the repair work I have to do to my 67 vert. Here are the 2 models I am considering.
http://www.jcwhitney.com/item.jhtml?ITEMID=3645
http://www.htpweld.com/product_page/mig_welders/mig_120.html
Which would you chose? Or have you found one that works as good, or better then either of these? I am wanting a gasless MIG that will use Flux core wire, so I can get decent welds and spotwelds. I figure I may as well get myself a small welder, knowing i will get alot of use out of it just doing my own repairs and tinkering. Thanks for the inputs.
-A.J.
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IMO your better off to get a mig that'll use gas. It doesn't burn as hot, and when the metal gets a little thin, it makes a difference. I've got the Hobart 135, they run about 450 but it's worth it. It comes with the regulator and hose to hook up the gas.

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No matter what unit you're looking at or decide on, gas or flux,
get one that is heat adjustable, not just the wire speed but
also fully current adjustable, will make more of a difference
than anything else.

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i have a miller 135 with argon gas. i STRONGLY suggest gas hookup..i do agree with the speed and current adjustments..this type unit u could do almost anthing u want to.i had never used welder in my life.i can now and do decent work with this mig.i sold my stick welder..later

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If you want to go gasless, IMO start with the welder nearly every professional learns on. There's no substitute for quality and Lincoln defined the word in welding equipment.

With the right rod and techinique, there isn't much you can't do with this welder (you can even weld aluminum with an optional high-freq box and TIG torch)

IME, flux core wire produces too deep of penetration to use with thin guage materials...I can butt-weld 1/2" plate in a single pass with .062 flux core wire....if you turn the heat down too much, the wire just globs up...

Many of the guys here use inverter MIG welders with gas and micro wire (usually around .020 to .025)....this is a good compromise between a basic stick welder and professional equipment like I use everyday...

Do a search for MIG welders or welders on the VMF and I'm sure you'll find some great recomendations...

Good luck....!

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GO WITH THE GAS SHIELDING! FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I HAVE USED BOTH AND ITS LIKE NIGHT AND DAY. PAY THE EXTRA, ITS LIKE PAYING NOT TO HAVE HEADACHES YOU KNOW YOU WILL HAVE. I HATE HEADACHES, SO IF I KNEW I WAS GONNA HAVE ONE TOMORROW, I WOULD PAY TODAY NOT TO HAVE ONE.
ON A SIDE NOTE, I AM BUYING A WELDER IN A WEEK, THE ONE I THOUGHT I WAS GONNA BUY IS THE HOBART 135 WITH CART, TALL BOTTLE, A MEDIOCRE MASK, AND GAS CONVERSION SET UP FOR $800. IS THIS TOO MUCH? I SAW SOMEONE SAY 450 FOR HIS. WHAT THE DILLIO? FEEDBACK IS GREATLY APPRECIATED SINCE I AM SPENDING THE MONEY ON SOMETHING IN A WEEK REGARDLESS. THANKS A MILLION!
 
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