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  • Stick/Tig combo welder

    I'm graduating high school next week, and after that I wont have anything but MIG available to me until I start my college course. Does anyone know of a decent stick/tig combination welder that is around $300?

  • #2
    For $300, all you will get is an AC buzzbox stick welder.
    If you want a basic stick and scratchg start DC tig, you need a DC or AC/DC machine which will cost more. You will have to raise your budget.
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    • #3
      Only one I know of if its still avalible is the thermal arc 95s, got one as a freeby for buying a plasma machine. small and light duty but very impressive machine.
      "The only source of knowledge is experience." Albert Einstein


      • #4
        I second a old acdc buzz box. I have one and love it the first shop I worked for had the same little lincoln ac/dc 225 for the entire shop they are bullet proof and weld extremely well craiglist you can be lucky and pick one up for around 100-175 then dpend the leftovet money on some tig equipment for it.
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        • #5
          AC/DC buzzbox and a scratch-start rig.

          Miller Thunderbolts are better than my tapped Lincoln because of the fine adjustment.


          • #6
            Not sure where youre located but you should be able to find a used AC/DC buzzbox for < $300. Id keep an eye out in the want ads and craigslist. My little son went this route for his welder. You just need to be patient....


            • #7
              Seems well within your price range. Ive used a similar machine in school and it worked OK. Its certainly not pretty but if it works then youre way ahead. If not this one there are others to be had.



              • #8
                This is new and right in your range...