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Re: MIG Welders

Subject: Re: MIG Welders
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 14:56:41 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 22 May 1996 wrote:

> Local (Albany, NY) welding supply house has a sale on Lincoln SP 125 or
> Millermatic130 MIG welders for $499. They are also offering the same units
> complete with 80cu. ft bottle of argon, Victor flowgauge and Jackson shadow
>  4 x 5 welding helmet for $699.Sounds like a good buy as both machines alone
>  normally retail for $650.
> Anyone have any experience with either unit? I'm looking to pick up a MIG
>  this summerand had been thinking about the Century 140 offered by Sam's Club.
> Gene Myszkowski

I think it is important to buy a brand that you can get parts and service 
for locally.  I have a Lincoln SP-100.  It has been very reliable and 
works well.  Its only limitation is that it really is for sheet metal.  
1/8 stock would be really pushing it.

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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