Multi process welders

  1. MrWebbo Member

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    Hi
    I want to get a mig but due to space restrictions I’d like to get a multi process one and sell the Arc welder I have.
    Can you get ones which do MIG, ARC and TIG?
    If so can anyone recommend one, also I want one bottle of gas to weld mild and stainless steel. Have a budget of £500-£800.
    Only have a std 13a supply.
    Cheers
     
  2. Andreas D Member

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    I have no experience from it myself, but I was thinking of buying a Migatronic Rallymig 161.
     
  3. Taylormade100 Member

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    A lincoln 190c will do all three. I have no idea if they are any good but am in the same boat as you and I have been looking at them.
     
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  4. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    You need pure argon for TIG welding, which will not work for mig welding mild or stainless steel. If you search on here, we've covered the topic of multiprocess welders pretty comprehensively, and recently :)
     
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  5. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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  6. MrWebbo Member

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    Thanks for the links.
    I’m now not sure I should just buy a mig and keep the arc machine!
     
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  7. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    That ^^ :thumbup:
     
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  8. MrWebbo Member

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    Trouble is there’s too many to choose from in my price range and if I ask which one is best I bet I’ll get 10 different answers.
    It’s almost better to ask which one not to buy!
     
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  9. Lomax2309 pre-moderated

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    Stealth 200 LCD, 5 year warranty 5kg spool nice little machine. But in that sort of price range theres not going to be a massive difference in all honesty.
     
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  10. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    One of the best in your price range is the Parweld XTM 161i or 201i, trust me I've used and sold them all. They're very well reported on.
     
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  11. MrWebbo Member

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    Can you run both on a 13a socket?
     
  12. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    It'll be fine up to between 120 and 150Aish, depending on the specific welder and your mains wiring.
     
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  13. MrWebbo Member

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    Probably not worth getting the 201 model then?
    I did have a look at these as I like the inverter machines weight and size.
     
  14. skotl

    skotl Forum Supporter

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    Well, getting a 16A or 32A socket run might not be that expensive, depending on what the power run to your garage / wherever you'll be using it is.
     
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  15. MrWebbo Member

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    Is the Parweld xtm182i the same as the other 2 suggested?
    Looks like it comes with its own trolley?
     
  16. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    It's been discontinued so it's not part of their range any more. It worked in a very similar way but took a 15KG reel and was built into a trolley, therefore a lot less portable.
     
  17. Pigeon_Droppings2 Forum Supporter

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    I looked at multi process ages ago...in the past the Tig was DC only but now I think they also do AC....they used to cost £3k for a descent one.

    A descent mig is the Kemppi 200 Evo...I've used it for mild, stainless and braze on auto setup and can't fault it....might get one at top budget. Pretty small and light too ...small enough to be able to buy an AC Tig like the Sherman (see Jasic clone thread) and you're all setup.
     
  18. MrWebbo Member

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    Thanks for the info.
    I think the Keempi is out of my budget unfortunately.
    I think it’s between the Parweld and the Bester.
     
  19. Pigeon_Droppings2 Forum Supporter

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    A couple of people on here have bought the Autostar 160...it's a Jasic machine rebranded with a descent warranty.

    I haven't tried it myself but if I was looking for a budget mig I'd consider it.
     
  20. MrWebbo Member

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    Just did a bit of research on them and they look like good value.
    Anyone know of a good supplier?
     
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