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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com
> 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
> Any help out there?
> Martin Libhart
> Wichita, KS
> 1970 Spitfire-In-Progress