NEED HELP GETTING STARTED -- HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

NEED HELP GETTING STARTED -- HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Ravenhear » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00



I have little experience with sculpting metal.  I have done enough to
become more than just interested.  I have fabricated and sold a couple
of pieces but they were welded in a lab at school.  I need info
regarding purchasing a mig welder (& any other tools i might need) so I
can continue my craft at home.  ANY INFORMATION on what to look for,
brand names, ratings, where to buy, etc. WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
If you have anything that might steer me in the right direction PLEASE,
PLEASE, PLEEEEEASE let me know.    THANX

 
 
 

NEED HELP GETTING STARTED -- HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by PnP Nol » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00



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Quote:
>can continue my craft at home.  ANY INFORMATION on what to look for,
>brand names, ratings, where to buy, etc. WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
>If you have anything that might steer me in the right direction PLEASE,
>PLEASE, PLEEEEEASE let me know.    THANX

Depending on the thickness you need to weld, a Lincoln 100 or 125 is a
fantastic little welder. I paid about $280 for mine and wouldn't take a
$1000 for it. It takes a 10lb reel of flux cored or MIG wire. It feeds
really smoothly and seems to thrive on hard work. The gas kit costs around
$80 plus a $90 for a cylinder and Bob's your uncle.

Peter


 
 
 

NEED HELP GETTING STARTED -- HELP ME!!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Larry Matthes » Sat, 26 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> . . . If you have anything that might steer me in the right

direction . . .let me know.    THANX

Locate your local welding supply place(s), stop by and chat with
them.  They will be able to steer you in the right direction and
help you along the way.  Don`t go in with the idea that they are
going to try to take advantage of your lack of experience, most of
these guys are honest, knowledgeable, and helpful.

   Larry M