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Old May 1st, 2016, 01:20 PM   #1
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Fuckin buddy tells me I cant (shouldn't) use a mig welder to make a trailer because it won't dig or penetrate like an arc welder with the right rod will. Is he right or just drunk?
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Fuckin buddy tells me I cant (shouldn't) use a mig welder to make a trailer because it won't dig or penetrate like an arc welder with the right rod will. Is he right or just drunk?


Depends. Your 110 hf mig box is probably not going to cut the mustard. A decent mig is no worse than a stick.

All depends on ability abd welder
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i welded mine 20 years ago with a mig and it has never had any problems. (there is a reason they invented the mig welder)
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Exactly my argument. ...should work just fine
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I just built mine with a mig welder, seems to be doing fine. I am a fabricator/welder by trade. If the stuff your buddy welds with a mig is falling apart it's because your buddy doesn't know what the hell he is doing.
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i just built mine with a mig welder, seems to be doing fine. I am a fabricator/welder by trade. If the stuff your buddy welds with a mig is falling apart it's because your buddy doesn't know what the hell he is doing.
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I just built mine with a mig welder, seems to be doing fine. I am a fabricator/welder by trade. If the stuff your buddy welds with a mig is falling apart it's because your buddy doesn't know what the hell he is doing.
Also a welder/fabricator, built my own trailers with MIG welds, and agree with the rest of the statement.
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Buy a good MIG and you'll be fine. I just picked up a Miller 211. Very very happy with its ability to weld 3/8" plate on a single pass.
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