Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 22
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Domthewelder Awesome Welder
This welder really sizzles! Assembly was easy, it runs perfectly (and quietly) on a dedicated 20 Amp circuit. Long leads, a comfortable and precise wand/torch, and all the controls can be adjusted while wearing gloves. I quickly went through the supplied roll of .35 wire and am using .30 until a 10LB roll arrives which HD sells online for $64 (shipping included).
Feeding-in the new spool of .030 wire could not be easier; up and running again in less than 5 minutes.
Home Depot had it in stock (a Western-Oregon rarity) and they knocked 10% off the price for my military service; thanks!
Online product registration was easy.
Great product, great price, & a great retailer; totally-worth the 40 minute drive.
March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by chris The best portable welder available
This unit is absolutely trouble free and easy to operate. The wire feed is steady and the power supply in this unit is powerful enough for the larger jobs. I was surprised that the weld quality was so high being that this is not a gmaw and uses flux wire. The wire feed is as good quality as the lm-7 units I use at work. Im very impressed at the performance of this compact unit. Do yourself a favor and get this unit instead of a cheap copy that claims to have as much welding power. You absolutely get what you pay for. You will need a 20 amp outlet and if you use an extension cord it will need to be 8 gauge or better. This unit needs at least 20 amps to operate on high power or it will not start an arc. I use HD's 389cc Power stroke generator to power it.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Boats OUTSTANDING!!!
Bought to make a small utility trailer for the yard. First time with wire feed. I last welded about17 years ago on a Lincoln buzz box. Instructions were good and clear. Did a few practice runs then got to work. Made a 4x8 trailer out of 3x3 square tube steel that is an 1/8 in thick. No disappointments. When I was done I smacked it a few times with a sledge and every weld held. Take your time and practice.
November 12, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by hogsforus HD wire feed welder
Pros: Easy to use for a first time wire feed welder user. Didn't even review the CD that came with the unit. Just the right size to move round equipment. 0.035 wire worked good on 3/16 metal.
Cons: The ground cord and wire feed cord could be a little bit longer.
July 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jbfranklin61 Really like my "little" welder.
Really like this welder for several reasons: 1) 120v (vs 220), 2) flux wire out of the box, 3) convertible to MIG. So easy to use, like spreading butter on your toast. I've had better luck with .030 wire than .035. Among other things, made myself a 4x8 trailer with a 3500# axle to carry my "art" projects and landscape projects. No broken welds yet. May upgrade to the HD140 some day but very happy for now.
January 30, 2014