Sealey Supermig 150 vs Clarke 151TE

  1. Capybara New Member

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    Hi all, looking to see if anyone has any opinions on these machines.

    This will be my first mig to use at home. I spent a long time considering an arc welder for ease of installation/setup, but since I have more experience with a gas mig I'm thinking it'll be worth the long-term investment.
    My thinking was the more powerful machines (for household plugs at least) might be more versatile in the long-run, especially with welding the higher end of 6/8mm, but I could be wrong here. I'm used to using larger Lincoln machines so this is my first foray into home welding.

    Any advice would be appreciated!
     
  2. roblane65

    roblane65 Member

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    I think your being a bit optimistic if your hoping for a single pass weld on 6-8mm with a 150 machine, of a 13 amp plug.
    i think 5mm will pushing them to their limit .
     
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  3. a111r Member

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    Write off the MightyMig 100. Aside from a max. of 3 mm, it's Chinese junk, featuring an AC output.
     
  4. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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  5. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    none of those machines will weld 6mm too 8mm sorry its going to be an arc welder

    or a more expensive mig welder

    oxford type of machine mines an older cebora 195 that will weld that thickness
     
  6. a111r Member

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    Last edited: Nov 15, 2020
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  7. Capybara New Member

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    Thanks for all your help. It would be 6-8mm round bar as oppose to plate, would that make any difference or still struggle?
     
  8. Capybara New Member

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    Cheers, hadn't realised arc penetrated so deeply. Will have a Google
     
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