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Mike65
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From: Columbia,NJ, USA. 65 Fastback, 69 Coupe MCA #-04549
Registered: Dec 2000

posted 10-06-2001 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm going to be buying a mig welder & I am trying to decide which one of two. They are the Lincoln Weld Pak 100, or the Hobart Handler 135. What are your opinions?. Thanks Mike.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-08-2001 07:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've heard bad things about the Hobart, and nothing but good about the Lincoln.

Did you look at the Lincoln Mig Pak 15? If you have 220v, it's a nice set.

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mellowyellow
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posted 10-09-2001 07:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Millermatic, while perhaps a bit more, is WELL WORTH checking out. It's the one that I wished I bought. I have a Daytona Mig that runs on house current. Throws the breaker once in awhile but is quite trouble free. Whatever you buy, make sure that the wire spool is mounted vertically. I used a German made mig years ago with horizontal feed and it was prone to bird's nests. Opinion.

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Robert K
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From: Nashville, TN
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posted 10-10-2001 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert K   Click Here to Email Robert K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got the Millermatic 130 and have had no problems at all with it. It does a great job. I do recommend using shielding gas instead of flux cored wire. It gives a nicer weld. Just my opinion.

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mach72
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From: Bixby, Ok. USA
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posted 10-17-2001 11:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mach72   Click Here to Email mach72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the small Lincoln welder and it works well. I would highly reccomend that you step up to the Lincoln Pro-Mig it is only about $100 more. It has more amperage and is already set up for gas. If you buy the weldpac 100 and get the gas kit, you could have gotten the bigger welder for the same money. If you plan on using the welder on sheet metal you don't want to use the flux core models, definitely get the gas. Good luck, Tom

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Mike65
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posted 10-20-2001 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike65   Click Here to Email Mike65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your imput everyone. I am going to get the Lincoln Weld Pak 155 that runs on 220. I will let you all know how I make out once I start the welding. Thanks again for your input. .

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