> 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?
Your $250 target price may be a bit optimistic. I am using the Lincoln
WeldPack 100 with their add-on mig welding kit. The base machine
is designed for use with the flux core (gas-less) wire which I have
never used. It has given me reasonably good results (for an inexperienced
welder). I don't have the numbers here, but I believe that I spent
a between $500-600 on my system, including the base machine, mig welding
kit, a face mask (the one which comes with the machine is a hand-held type),
and a bottle of CO2/AR gas.
I am currently using it to replace the sills on my MG.
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Mk II