Recommend a Kemppi for a new workshop?

  1. GreenBlood Member

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    I am looking for a new welder for my new workshop, I only tend to weld bodywork, but occasionally do thicker stuff. Mig essential. Kemppi is the brand of choice. I want a buy it once solution, tops 1.5k. It won’t get heavy use, I’m a hobbyist.
    What would you recommend?
    Steve
     
  2. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    I have a Kemppi minarc evo 200....cracking machine. Today I used it to mig steel....then did a bit of mig braze....then did a bit of stainless!

    Had it quite a few years....the auto weld thingy is excellent....you just dial in the weld wire type (steel/braze/SS etc) then just set the thickness.

    Best feature of the Kemppi is that it's a compact welder so can just shove it in a cupboard when not in use.
     
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  3. arther dailey

    arther dailey Member

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    If your just using it in the workshop on a hobby basis why not go for a transformer based machine ,good second hand and use the rest on other kit you need , dont get me wrong ,I have a kemppi miniarcmig its brilliant for out and about as well as shop work . but depends how much dosh you have and what other kit you need . and will it earn its keep ?
     
  4. arther dailey

    arther dailey Member

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    tottally agree with pidgeon droppings2 , they are fabulous to use.
     
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  5. Munkul Member

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    Yes the Minarcmig 200 is a highly regarded machine.
    https://www.premierwelding.com/kemp...ZdEWdogQ99V2fOQmnZDdxcLLOvuFPIbxoCtNEQAvD_BwE

    there are other 200 amp contenders though, multi-process machines with euro torch connectors... they all have individual pros and cons:

    https://www.alliedwelding.co.uk/product/speedtec-200c/?v=79cba1185463
    https://engweld.co.uk/product/esab-rebel-emp-215ic-multi-process-0700300985
    https://www.weldingsuppliesdirect.c...-4-xl-compact-mig-welder-premier-finance.html

    They're all good, although on paper the Kemppi offers the highest duty cycle.
     
  6. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    I have an older Minarc 180 mig and think it is a good machine, portable and easy to use. A friend of mine bought a Jasic 200 multi process machine and it welds nicely on mig setting I haven't tried it on any other process.
     
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