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Old February 4th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #1
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Anybody use this? It's the 135 one. I have it and I'd like to figure out a couple things.
Are there any upgrades that can be made to this welder, other than the aluminum MIG setup?
I need a Co2 bottle, however right now I don't need a big bottle and would only need a little bit of gas because I don't need to weld much. Which means I don't want to waste money. What bottles could I use? Thanks.
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i dont know a thing about that welder, but i have a small 110v the i am in the process of hooking up a co2 tank. i have an ultimate air setup for my jeep that i am hoping i can use for my welder also. i thought since i don't weld very much at all it wouldn't be a big deal switching back and fourth. and i know i will never be welding when im airing up my tires anyhow.

just figured if you are looking into co2 might as well kill 2 birds with one stone and have a nice setup for offroading as well.

i also got my ultimate air cheaper with a very nice looking brand new tank than it would have been for a crappy exchanged tank from the welding supply store
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Right now all I have to do is patch a small hole in the quarter panel in my Jeep. I was told a carpenter's Co2 tank would work, although I'd have to find out prices and who sells those.
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That's just the LE 135 110 volt MIG welder, right? If so I have one set up with the 75/25 argon tank and I love mine- built my whole project off the the left with it.
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That's just the LE 135 110 volt MIG welder, right? If so I have one set up with the 75/25 argon tank and I love mine- built my whole project off the the left with it.
I believe so, it's a 110 and runs 135 amps. I have yet to use 75/25, as my welding school runs 100% Co2. I would weld the patch at school however all their welders are set up for .035. I can weld 16 gauge pretty good with it, however I tried the 24 gauge I'm going to patch the section with and it's quite difficult with that thick of wire. I don't feel like blowing holes in the Jeep.
Here's the welder I believe:
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I use this welder and it does very good. We run a bigger tank than what is showed in that pic...maybe double the size?

If I were you I'd just go for a bigger tank... You will find that once you have it, you'll use it more than you think. I always just run the flux core and clean the welds with a wire wheel. Nothing like running out of gas on a Friday night and no place is open till Monday morning to get a re-fill.
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Yup- Same as mine. I went with a medium size tank- for the thin stuff make sure you use as thin of a wire as you can get your hands on. I'm no expert but I was very carefull tacking replacment panels on my Superduty and still warped the crap out of my bed sides. It probably turned out good enough for most people, but I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my rides.... The bigger the bottle, the cheaper it will be per pound to get it re-filled. It does make it a bit of the pain in the ass to carry around when you go to re-fill though.
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