Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jbee Excellent! right out of the Box
New to the Wire feed world. The welder worked right out of the box. NOTE: Buy yourself a big spool of wire with it maybe 2. I bought an extra 1lb spool of wire. I went through 2lbs in the first day. I have attached a pic of my project in progress.
My Wife misses me as I am playing with my new toy in my shop. LOL
August 27, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OHYEAAHAJ Best MIG in your home garage
I'm a welder my self and I'm surprised to see this welding machine function the way I weld at my shop. I bought this to build my Honda ruckus. I bought the 75/25 gas mixture hooked it up and went on to welding. There's different settings to get the perfect weld. I set it up at 3 C AND GAS AT 10. All around best setting for any thickness. Just remember to have the ground on negative and whip on positive.
October 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Great Welder
I by no means am an expereinced welder, But I can popcorn weld with the best of them. This welder is very easy to use and get a good penitrating weld. I have been using the flux core wire to avoid buying the argon bottle and it is still very easy and fun to use. I would recommend this welder to anyone that needs a good welder for there shop. I don't know if this would hold up to everyday welding but great for the part-time guy.
It is easy to adjust for different applications with the wire spped nob (how fast it feeds your welding wire) and the amps(the amount of power its using to make the weld)
Ihave chamged the wire and that is a bit tricky but still can be done by anyone that can readthe directions. It hold up to a 10lb roll which last nme quite a while.
October 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jmbarr Versatile and easy adjustments
I have owned this welder for over a year now and had great success making solid clean welds. I am using shielding gas to aid in the process. I am not an expert welder, but my career is in the weld inspection field. I know what a good weld should look like! I have found the instructions easy to follow when changing settings for different materials and thicknesses. Their table inside the cover gives great starting points for setting the controls on the system. You may have to make minor adjustments to get the best welding performance out of the system. It has been a solid performer with no issues in the year + I have owned and used it.
September 18, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Oregoncoast High Quality Unit
MIG welders are a total joy to use and it's easy to understand why they've replaced most of the stick welders. I added an 87 cubic-foot tank of argon/CO2 and a cart. The unit arrived set up for flux-core welding wire and I needed to change gun tip, feed roller, and polarity for use with gas. The gun has a nice 10-foot lead. You will soon need a 10 or 12 pound spool of wire, but the sample roll is certainly enough to use the first day or so. This is a high quality machine for home use with accessories and parts available. I asked several professional welders and they recommended this 220 Volt machine.
December 4, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by desi reviews are important
did not believe that reviews are real but here i am writing one so anyway.... i wish they could make a 120 volt model this stong it never over heated and i welded some perty long beads... i have no regets..... when this one goes out ill buy one just like it... i have no use for anything stronger the 180 is great
July 7, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rbwhale powerful yet compact
I purchased this welder when my 20 year old Lincoln 140 gave up the ghost. Every aspect of the welder has been improved, I'm happy to say. The arc starts faster and smoother, the wire feed mechanism is easier to use and has a more positive feed, and the unit has sufficient power to easily weld 1/4 inch stock, with excellent penetration. (I've sawed welds in half to check that). The regulator supplied also functions quite well.
In making the sculpture pictured I had to attach 700 3/8" diameter14 gauge wire rings to the tentacles; that went quite smoothly, despite the fact that the tentacles are 3/8 inch steel.
The power cord is flimsier than I would like, and the placement of the power switch could be better. I may swap out the cord to a heavier gauge.
Other than than that I'm extremely satisfied. The price was lower than any other dealer or E-Bay seller, and I was able to pick it up at my local store the same day, which was a great convenience
March 6, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheGoodWife After researching several welders, I purchased this welder for my husband as a gift. He LOVES it!! So many outdoor projects have been completed with the help of this welder!! Great product with a great price!! Good for the experienced welder or the beginning welder!!
September 18, 2010