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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:41 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by dreezy View Post
That's not a fair photo to use if you don't include the after photo.
Not true. Every single weld and fabricated component help up flawlessly. The axle housing broke outside of the truss.

Originally Posted by fsumotorhead View Post
I have a hobart handler 180, and it's great for me.

The one you listed has a low duty cycle, as does mine, so keep that in mind when buying/using the machine.
I considered that too, but have yet to max out the 30% duty cycle of my machine.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #22
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Wire it 220V, and use gas instead of flux and you will be happy.

It's a good garage welder, not a production machine.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #23
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Very happy with my 220v Lincoln 180. With .030 wire and gas it welds as good as the real welders at work. Only ran into problems with the duty cycle once after tacking together a big project then trying to blaze it out with the welder maxed out. It quit half way through and I had to wait a few min for it to cool down.
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Old December 6th, 2012, 06:10 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by jerm97xj View Post
Dont worry about duty cycle too much. It only takes affect on really long welds. I have the Lincoln 180C. I picked it up last year and dont have any complaints. Its about the same price as the one you are looking at and is spool gun ready if you ever want to weld alum. Im no expert, just giving my .02 good luck.
i think duty cycle is important, i fried a welder or two. have the millermatic 212 now
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