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  • ASKANDY
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    Great!!
    Have fun with it.

    Andy

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  • mozark6
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    i was at the dealer other day and sales guy was leading me toward the mm210. i just thought he was after more of my $$ but from what i have seen on this forum sounds like the 210 is a good machine.open house at dealer on fri miller rep on hand better take the checkbook. this is a great forum i have learned alot,and i can't wait to get going

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  • ASKANDY
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    mo-

    You may want the 220 machines of either the MM175 or MM210. They will glue anything you really need to at the farm if the metal is clean or has been cleaned. The stick is nice to patch up some rusty stuff but a few minutes with a grinder can get rid of the rust!

    A-

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  • mozark6
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    WT, THANKS FOR THE REPLY,DON'T HAVE 220 POWER IN THE SHOP BUT WILL HAVE SOON.BEAMS I WOULD ATTACH TO RUN FROM 1/8 TO 1/2 INCH. BUT MOST OF THE TIME THE WELDER WILL BE IN THE SHOP.I UNDERSTAND THAT PREP WORK CLEAN MATERIAL MAKES BETTER WELDS SO THATS OK. AND I UNDERSTAND FLUX CORE- GAS AND THAT GAS MAKES NICER WELDS ? .IS ONE HARDER TO RUN THAN THE OTHER. LIKE TO STAY UNDER 1000.00. THIS SITE IS GREAT I HAVE LEARNED ALOT, BUT THINKING MAYBE A 225THUNDERBOLT, LIKE I SAY MOST OF THE WORK WILL BE HERE AT THE FARM.ALL MY BUDDIES SAY GO MIG

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  • weldteacher
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    Mozark6,
    Let's start with a few questions for you.

    -What voltage and amperage do you have available for the machine?
    -How portable do you really need it?
    -How thick are the beams that you need to weld to?
    -Are you willing to remove paint, rust, grease and/or plating from the work piece?
    -Do you know that MIG welding needs shielding gas and flux core doesn't?
    -How much have you budgeted for the machine?

    Aluminum welding like all welding takes some money and alot of practice to get good at it. Today aluminum isn't that much harder to weld than steel.(with the right set up)

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  • mozark6
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    What To Start With

    GUYS I NEED YOUR INPUT GOING BUY MY FIRST WELDER,I HAVE A SMALL PLACE ON 5 ACRES,I HAVE NEVER WIRE WELDED JUST STICK.NEED SOMETHING I CAN MAKE REPAIRS WITH AROUND THE PLACE WAS THINKING MM135 JUST BECAUSE IT IS PRETTY MOBILE,ALSO I WORK CONST AND NEED SOMETHING THAT CAN WELD SMALL (6) INCH UNISTRUT TO BEAMS. ALSO I KNOW YOU CRAWL BEFORE YOU WALK BUT HOW TOUGH IS IT WELD ALUM. THANKS FOR HELPIN OUT A WEEKEND WARRIOR:
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