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Shield Arc

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You'd kill me in a poll.
Most likely.
What is worse, if you hadn't called me a lier. I live about 15 to 25-miles from you. No doubt in my mind I could up your welding abilities. Or even help you with a welding project. But not now! See what a pro will cost you in Seattle.;)



I suspect Shield Arc has never used a 120v welder PERIOD. Just a guess?.but it makes sense in this case, why would he ever be near a 120v welder other than walking past one at the store?

It's OK to never have used one - but why make up a fake story?
 

DXN1EL

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WOW!! I feel like I should say something, but :confused3::anyone:
 

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No doubt in my mind I could up your welding abilities. Or even help you with a welding project. But not now!

Dang, just my luck, pee'd in my own drinking water?.:eek: Oh just as well you'd probably slow me down, I'd be cutting welds & inspecting with a microscope.:D

….wait a minute….could this be help learning the machine that I have? Or one that I don't have? What I do most often is a MultiMatic 200 on paired EU2000i generators.
 

kencunningham

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I thought I would post some things I welded with my 110v welder before I upgraded, but please note that I don't ever use the 110 now that I have a 220 welder.

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I haven't posted in awhile so im not sure the order of the pics, but...............
Frame for a building
Pipe rack and side gates for the International truck
Bracket on the rockshaft of my Case 446
20 ft long workbench for my shop
Pipe racks for the yard
Drag for my driveway
 

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What fake story did Shield Arc make up?? I am a few credits shy of a degree in welding 2 preps and some math. I have NEVER read any bad advice out of Shield Arc. The advice he has given is sound. I have learned a lot from reading his posts in the last few years. It is not like learning to drive the better welders will give better results. All of that said I own a Lincoln 135sp. If I have something over 1/8" that needs melted together I will either use my SMAW or go to a friends house and use his 255 period. With 100% co2 and preheat it is just not worth it.
 

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You can read back a few posts if interested. But real "fabrication" stories, real people using real 120v welders is more intersting. Maybe there needs to be a thread called "Show stuff you made with a 120v wire welder".

I borrowed a Lincoln 135 for a day because someone else had my Hobart. It welded thin stuff better than my Miller(135) or Hobart (125). I think the Lincoln worked better on really thin stuff (such as car body sheetmetal). I have to pulse it but it did a nice job. We were making brackets for an engine conversion project.

I have a 110v Miller 135 in one shop, and the Millermatic 200 (which is 110/220) is my (new!) portable welder that goes between my garage, and another shop. I do like more power when I have it but don't always have access to 220v.

Here are some recent projects done with 110v Miller 135.

The yellow brush fork (11ga), and mini-fork rakes for tractor
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Log dolly for ATV
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Harbor Freight hitch receiver bracing to Grizzly 660 ATV. Upper 1/2" bolts heads are simply welded to ATV frame.
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Drawbar to tow a trencher with the ATV.
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Drawbar attachment for the trencher. It's 14ga (.083) sq tube welded to 3/8" flatbar. Also I lengthened the blue digging bar on the trencher 4 inches - you can see 2 vertical welds on 1/4" material but you cant see the welds on the 3/8" material at top & bottom. All done with a 120v welder, all tested & in use.
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Boy this one got derailed quickly. I"m not sure how it eneded up as a d!%& measuring contest but some of the posts have absolutely nothing to do with the topic of entry level welding machines for a 70 year old woman on a budget and more about bragging and insulting people. We all have different experience from farm welding to underwater welding and everything in between but lets keep the OP in mind and not derail to unrelated welding topics and pissing matches.
 

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Sodo thank you so very much for the picture:thumbsup:. You proved my point right there!:laughing:
 

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Sodo

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Sodo thank you so very much for the picture:thumbsup:. You proved my point right there!:laughing:

Thanks, hitch is very useful. Welding to 3/8" is a bit beyond what the welders ability but its hella strong!
 
 
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