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Re: Welder

To: "Martin Libhart" <>, <>
Subject: Re: Welder
From: (Gano, Ken)
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 1996 21:07:19 -0500
Recently purchased Sears cheapest.  A little 110 gass less MIG.  It does
the job, but tends to run a little hot.  The lack of a third (or variable)
control is a real draw back, but it does work.  This is from a guy who was
born and raised in a welding supply business.

I had, at one time, access to any welding machine made.  I chose this model
for two reasons.  Ultra simplicity and gas less operation.  It only has
high/low and wire speed.  No matter what anyone says, cylinders complicate
life.  The welds are a little "rougher", but as long as the hardware store
is open, (wire and grinding wheels) I can weld things.  It has a reasonable
weight (get to places) and the gun is a well respected trade name (Tweco)

> From: Martin Libhart <>
> To:
> Subject: Welder
> Date: Tuesday, October 01, 1996 11:31 AM
> I am in the process of deciding which small welding unit to purchase 
> for minor welding work during my frame-off restoration.  Anticipate 
> mainly body sheet metal work, with an occasional frame patch & repair.
> Has anyone used the "Mini-Mite" welder available from Eastwood's (and 
> others)?  It's a small 115v. arc welder that also has a stitch welder 
> attachment for doing light gage sheetmetal work.  Or, what's your 
> experience with the small gas-less wire feed units (MIG-type)?
> The bottom line is:  I want to do most of the welding myself, I need 
> the ability to do light gage material, and I don't want to spend over 
> $250.
> Any help out there?
> Martin Libhart
> Wichita, KS
> 1970 Spitfire-In-Progress

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