<VV> Welders

Dennis Pleau dpleau at wavecable.com
Tue Feb 3 23:06:47 EST 2015

I have a Lincoln 110V mig.  I've put a few rolls of flux core wire through
it and it works great.  I have the gas adapter but never got around to
buying a bottle.


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From: VirtualVairs [mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of
George Jones via VirtualVairs
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 6:20 PM
To: Bryan Blackwell; Virtual Vairs
Subject: Re: <VV> Welders


I've personally used both the Hobart Handler 140 (~$500), and the Lincoln
Electric MIG 140 ($500+). Both are quite capable, but at the top of your
price range. No experience with the Miller, but if I'm not mistaken, Smitty
uses a Miller.

Speaking from experience, you want to stay with a recognized name brand. I
bought a Daytona MIG at Carlisle years ago, and when I needed parts, Daytona
MIG was no longer around. I cobbled some stuff together to extend the life
of the welder, but I'm looking for a replacement now. If I could only find a
Miller Multimatic 200 to try out.

George Jones
Corvair Society of America (CORSA)  (since 1987) Performance Corvair Group
Central Florida Corvair Club (Since 2009) Tidewater Corvair Club (since
1987) Central Virginia Corvair Club (since 2006)
'65 Monza Crown V8 Convertible
'66 Monza Coupe Custom
'67 Monza Coupe Custom

On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 8:34 PM, Bryan Blackwell via VirtualVairs <
virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> I think it's time to get a MIG welder better than the really crappy 
> one I picked up 20 years ago.  Still need to obxerve the budget, has 
> anyone used the $300 job from Eastwood?  I could go $500 but really not
any higher.
> Not going to weld on a quarter panel, more like for palm sized patches 
> and a late model lower windshield panel.
> --Bryan
> Bryan Blackwell | Springfield, Va. | bryan at skiblack.com | 
> http://autoxer.skiblack.com/
>   Corvairs: '62 700 Wagon, '64 Greenbrier, '65 Corsa, '66 Corsa
>   '69 Road Runner, '99 Neon R/T, '00 Miata SE, '09 Ford F-150 "Why do 
> something if you're not going to obsess about it?"

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