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Welder for my trapping projects #6334400
09/27/18 01:09 PM
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Iím in the market for a welder to do my trap mods and other trapping projects from doing little tack jobs to welding up bigger projects. I would like to stay as low cost as I can but have a capable welder for even the bigger projects.
Thanks for your time


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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334417
09/27/18 01:23 PM
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220V Mig. Remember you get what you pay for.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334498
09/27/18 02:58 PM
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I have a Century 110 with the gas Model 130, it does everything I need it to do for cage making, trap repairs and auto repairs!




Last edited by Law Dog; 09/27/18 05:38 PM.

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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334547
09/27/18 03:50 PM
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Knowing what you mean by bigger projects might help. I have a Lincoln weld pak that welds 1/4 plate just fine. It runs on 110. Its great for all my home projects.




Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334567
09/27/18 04:15 PM
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Under my hat in Mn and Wi
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I have a small Miller wire feed that is actually enjoyable to use.

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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334576
09/27/18 04:27 PM
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Get the largest 110V flux core you can get but make sure it's up gradable to gas if you want to weld any sheet metal. I got the Lincoln MIG 140 120v and it has served me well for over 10 years. With the 120v you can bring it anywhere and plug in. Up to 3/16" in a single pass on gas and up to 5/16 flux core.

The thing to watch for in any welder is duty cycle. A lot of the cheap import welders will actually work but all the ones I've seen have plastic gears and terrible duty cycles.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334771
09/27/18 07:29 PM
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Millermatic 211 Mig machine. Great for the garage & you can weld everything with it. Go to the Miller site.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334788
09/27/18 07:46 PM
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I bought a Chicago Electric 170 amp 220 volt welder from Harbor Freight. Flux core or mig. Works great for my garage mods and small projects. I did buy a tank of gas for it. $189 , so I'm not out much.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334803
09/27/18 08:00 PM
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I have a Lincoln Commander 400 for my projects..
Nice little rig..

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6334810
09/27/18 08:10 PM
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I quite like the everlasting line of welders. Top quality at a decent price.


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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: Law Dog] #6335396
09/28/18 01:18 PM
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Originally Posted By: Law Dog
I have a Century 110 with the gas Model 130, it does everything I need it to do for cage making, trap repairs and auto repairs!



Nice Law Dog. The cage traps not so much the 110V welder lol. Halftrap didn't give us enough information. I've done a little structural steel, and production welding in my day. You may have seen some of my work when your in Wallymart. Let us know how much money you have to spend halftrap and what other welding projects you have in mind. Is it just for the workshop? Or out in the field? Or both? The best of both worlds in my opinion is a gas powered Miller Arc welder/generator with a portable Miller Mig attached to it, but that's overkill. If your inside I still recommend a 220V Miller/Lincoln or whatever brand, as long as it's a decent welder. A cheep 110V plugged into the wall or into an extinction cord is pretty much useless.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6335476
09/28/18 03:05 PM
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I too have a century 110. I wish they still made them. Maybe they would have updated the gas to cabinet hookup. It sucks and probably won't last much longer.
Outside of that the biggest problem is the user.
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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6335625
09/28/18 06:26 PM
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Oldtrapper. I have to disagree with you on the 110v front. I have a dual voltage Everlast Stick / ac / dc TIG welder and the 110 volt option has helped me out of a pickle more then once. Last job was welding a new Aluminum skeg onto a 150 HpYamaha outboard. it would have been a bear If I would have gotten the boat of the lift, to a ramp, onto a trailer and back to the shop and then reverse the whole thing after welding it up. They only had 110 at the dock and with a tarp against the breeze and a board across the back of the lift I managed just fine.


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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6335632
09/28/18 06:38 PM
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Hobart 140 will get you the most for your money and not break the bank. Get the gas to go with it. It'll pay for itself in the savings for the cheaper non-fluxcore wire, plus the welds look a lot nicer.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: Scuba1] #6335730
09/28/18 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted By: Scuba1
Oldtrapper. I have to disagree with you on the 110v front. I have a dual voltage Everlast Stick / ac / dc TIG welder and the 110 volt option has helped me out of a pickle more then once. Last job was welding a new Aluminum skeg onto a 150 HpYamaha outboard. it would have been a bear If I would have gotten the boat of the lift, to a ramp, onto a trailer and back to the shop and then reverse the whole thing after welding it up. They only had 110 at the dock and with a tarp against the breeze and a board across the back of the lift I managed just fine.
I hear you... The Millermatic 210 is 120/240. If he's not welding anything more that a steel trap an 120V el cheap o will work.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6335809
09/28/18 10:58 PM
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I would never weld a trailer hitch that's for sure but for trap frames and J hooks and body panels it's the ticket for me the gas helps it look better then my ability really is. LOL


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Jerry Herbst
Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: ~ADC~] #6335818
09/28/18 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted By: ~ADC~
Hobart 140 will get you the most for your money and not break the bank. Get the gas to go with it. It'll pay for itself in the savings for the cheaper non-fluxcore wire, plus the welds look a lot nicer.


X2 I agree.

Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: Northmocats] #6335831
09/28/18 11:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Northmocats
Originally Posted By: ~ADC~
Hobart 140 will get you the most for your money and not break the bank. Get the gas to go with it. It'll pay for itself in the savings for the cheaper non-fluxcore wire, plus the welds look a lot nicer.


X2 I agree.


X3!


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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6335867
09/29/18 01:19 AM
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Look up kicking horse welders from Canada seem like nice units for the price .. I'm lookin at the 100 amp stick welder now


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Re: Welder for my trapping projects [Re: haftatrap] #6356203
10/25/18 07:43 AM
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I would like to be able to weld over 1/4 in but most of my projects would be a 1/4 and below. I want something universal and capable so Iím not out buying 3 different welders.As for money 600 or so would be nice to stay around but if need be I could save and buy better. I see a lot of stuff out there about multimacines that do mig, stick and so on.


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