New Wolf Welder

  1. mike roper New Member

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    Hi All,
    I am new to this forum as well as new to welding.
    I have just bought a Wolf Mig 140X welder. Because it was cheap and after hearing all the comments I was expecting to have lots of problems especially with wire feed. But I have to say it has been brilliant. Worked straight out of the box, no problems with wire feed or power.
    I don't really have anything that needs welding so have been searching around for bits of scrap to practise on. I quickly used up all the flux core wire. My welds as you can imagine were pretty Jabberwocky although I did manage to weld a new bracket on to my car exhaust. When I then switched to gas, the difference was amazing, at last I started to get welds that looked a lot better. I also bought myself a self darkening helmet, a good move. Obviously I need a lot more practise, but I am really enjoying playing with the welder. My Wolf welder is designated as a 140X with 6 power settings, made in 2015. I wonder if they have improved quality over the old ones. Does anyone know what the X signifies?
    I look forward to hearing from you all.
    Mike
     
  2. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator

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    It does appear to be a different model to the one I bought new about 6 years ago, fairly sure that only had 4 settings and certainly no X to it's name, although the names I called it were X rated without a doubt.

    Considering how cheap they are it would be interesting to see what you as a beginner are achieving with it, there are always people wanting a cheap as chips unit for that one off restoration.
     
  3. mike roper New Member

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    I will take some pictures of the unit and my welds as soon as I can
    I will take some pictures of the unit and my welding attempts as soon as I can
     
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