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Tips and modifications => Tools => Topic started by: 5inchrail on 30 September, 2014, 11:27:39 PM

Title: Welder advice please ?
Post by: 5inchrail on 30 September, 2014, 11:27:39 PM
Never done any welding before, well ok a couple of welds with an arc welder about 30 years ago but I can't even remember what I did. I'm looking at buying a welder for hobby use such as fabricating chassis out of 25mm angle and that sort of thing. Nothing too intricate. But I don't know where to start or what to buy. I had a look at the welders at the link below but haven't a clue which to get. So can anyone advise on what to get please and ease of use and whats involved.

https://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/search/filter/diy-arc-welders/type/any/module/shopcategory/page/1

Thanks

Barry
Title: Re: Welder advice please ?
Post by: Ant-G on 01 October, 2014, 05:47:48 AM
Hi Barry

I have the 110 arc welder, but it feels a bit underpowered sometimes. My brother has the 160 which is much better. I want to get the tig adaptor to have a play.... :)

I find mig welding easier as it is a lot more controllable and have the Clarke 135te. Even managed, with a bit of fiddling, to weld aluminium.

Get yourself registered with machine mart and they have vat free days.....
Cheers
Anthony
Title: Re: Welder advice please ?
Post by: 5inchrail on 01 October, 2014, 08:56:31 AM
Thanks i'll do that !
Barry