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 Post subject: Harbor Freight Welder
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 5:46 pm 

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Location: Newark, NJ
Recently, I've been thinking about obtaining a welder from Harbor Freight for fabricating and body work purposes, but was wondering if it's worth spending the money. I have very little experience when it comes to welding, but I want to gain more experience and become the next JDM Legend, lol. I'll be going for the dual mig, which is both mig/flux wire, with gas and regulator add ons. With that said, would you guys recommend it? If you do, can you post up pics of some of your welds?

I hope to see many replies in order to make my conclusion.

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 Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight Welder
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:29 pm 

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Anyone?

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 Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight Welder
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:19 am 

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Location: Jackson TN
i had the flux core and got rid of it for 25 bucks, they are what they are. cheap.

I bought a Lincoln welder mig and my co/argon mix tank, and happy with it. Invested 1000 usd tough. But the savings alone, are great.

What i have done easy in the 600 usd range of repair, and not done yet...

i would post a pic, but wiht the limitations of the website, im too lazy to make it 800 pixels


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 Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight Welder
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:46 pm 
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I also considered a Harbor Freight welder but decided against it and bought a Lincoln Electric MIG welder. It is more expensive but you get what you pay for imo.

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 Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight Welder
PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 5:36 pm 

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you do get what you pay for. that being said, ive used the HF welders and for the price, theyre not too bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight Welder
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:38 pm 

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I might just go for one since I have to make some brakets for my B310's bumpers. Hopefully by the spring.

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 Post subject: Re: Harbor Freight Welder
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Lowes had a nice Lincoln MIG the other day for $420

But I have debated on those Harbor Freight welders too just to have a nice simple and small machine for quick repairs.

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