Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Lazurus

Which Welder

Recommended Posts

Thinking of getting a welder for simple DIY use and general workshop stuff. Used to do a bit with a stick welder a few years back but would like to try a gasless MIG, any recommendations, advice, and pointers. Will be generally inside work only and fairly light metals.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Lazurus said:

Thinking of getting a welder for simple DIY use and general workshop stuff. Used to do a bit with a stick welder a few years back but would like to try a gasless MIG, any recommendations, advice, and pointers. Will be generally inside work only and fairly light metals.

If breeze isn't an issue co2argon is better

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try a Jasic, proper detachable euro torch, so easy maintenance / swaps of liners and torches etc. Think they come with 5 yr guarantee too if i remember rightly. Will post a link shortly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found the gasless migs hard to weld thin steel, just kept blowing holes in the metal! So if you plan to weld car bodywork or similar I would get a gas mig.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
50 minutes ago, jmac said:

I found the gasless migs hard to weld thin steel, just kept blowing holes in the metal! So if you plan to weld car bodywork or similar I would get a gas mig.

Yes if breeze isn't an issue an argon co2 mix in an owned bottle works better. I have bought a small Argon bottle to try a bit of TIG. £25 deposit and the same again for a fill. No bottle rental

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Avoid gas less like the plague! horrible to weld with even worse to learn on.
get a proper mig and if it’s a none critical weld use pub gas co2. cheap i used to pay £5 for a waist height bottle

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a 180 amp stick welder that can be turned up higher with industrial electrical supply. It wasn't that expensive, £180 I think. I bought a gasless mig hoping it would make welding thin stuff easier but it's horrible. I normally just stick weld everything now. The gasless wire is expensive as it has a built in flux. Also it blows just as many holes in thin metal as an arc welder so really no advantage

Edited by Husqvarna King

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gas less is okay but spits and is messy. As has already been said, if a breeze isn't an issue then get a proper mig welder. If you look around you can get inverter mig welder that will also do arc and scratch start tig too which is always a bonus. One I keep hearing about and haven't seen a bad review of is the Rtech mig welder so worth a look there. Some good vids of it in YouTube also

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.