Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 94
Rated 2 out of 5Â by deskjocky Spend the other $200
I am not an expert welder but consider myself fair. Have a lot of stick time but wire feed only about 8 hours using in the past. This unit would be great for light work with exception of the wire feeder. The plastic was a bad choice for the manufacture to use. I took it back and I must say I appreciate Home Depots no question's asked policy. I upgraded to the 140HD and I am extremely pleased, it is a gas hog compared to the 80 but the wire feeder has not failed me yet. I am making 90 feet of deck rail and it is coming out fantastic thanks to the 140HD. Spend the $200 more for the 140.
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bonehead The product is fantastic!
The product came with a huge amount of extra things, other welders like this were unequipped with. The set up was extremely easy and i was welding in minutes. I like how you get Mig wire with the welder as well as tips,hose ,regulator and a nozzle for mig, O and absolutely everything to weld with flux core. I use this product all the time! And it was a great investment!
March 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HotRodder65 HotRodder65 - Update: 2 Years Later
It has been almost two years since I got this machine. I have since used it a lot. It has been used for jobs much larger than it was ever intended. For heavier steel you just make a generous bevel and make several passes with the welder. It does a great job. I have used this for lots of automotive and trailer work. It is an extremely useful little machine. I have had it go into thermal overload one time. We were using it outside on a 90+ degree day and building a trailer - welding 3/16" and 1/4" steel all day long. It cooled down within about 10 minutes and we went right back to work.
Have also used it to replace quarter panels on an old muscle car. Did a great job, no problem welding sheet metal.
August 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nheller AMAZING!
I have never welded before I got this product! In the first day I was flux core welding a shift box for my truck without any problems! If u are learning this IS the welder for u. U do need to get gloves and a new welding helmit but its got everything else u need. For the price I haven't found a better welder!
September 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by oldude all aspects excellent
received product earlier than scheduled. included instruction book for beginners like myself and within the first hour I felt almost like expert. The easy to follow manual showed machine setup as well as different techniques to follow. Only practice will make better welder. Attached is photo of first welding project done with only one hours practice.
December 25, 2012