UK £280 to play with for a MIG

  1. Wolfy Wolf Member

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    Hi all

    I know it's not a lot to be spending on a Gas/Gasless but that is all I have at the moment as my SIP just decided to throw its box of sparks out of the window, I have a couple of jobs to do and desperately need to pick one up asap.

    Could any of you recommend a decent MIG welder for around that price?

    Thanks in advance.

    Edit: I need to be able to weld car body panels up to 5mm plate.
     
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  2. Lazurus

    Lazurus Member

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    Several companies do finance, that way you could get a better welder and spread the cost?
     
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  3. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    go for a clarke at machine mart dont forget to ask if anyone has a voucher as well

    blue 151 clark welder
     
  4. 123hotchef Member

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    someone is selling a Rtech on here new for £400 if you can stretch a little bit more
     
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  5. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    bbe55 but i do believe the price is out of there range but thats up to them
     
  6. Bbe555 Member

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    Will do 350 if he can stretch a bit as brand new with box so all the warranty left .
     
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  7. Wolfy Wolf Member

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    Birmingham U.K.
    Hi Bbe555

    Sorry for the barrage of questions. What model is it, is it gas/gasless, are you at the top or bottom end of Lancashire?

    Thanks.
     
  8. Bbe555 Member

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    It's the Rtech mig 180 and its gas and gasless and also stick . They sell for 478 but I require the space. Bottom end of lancashire around the Littleborough area
     
  9. 123hotchef Member

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    £350 thats a cracking deal!
     
  10. Bbe555 Member

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    It's only at that price for the guys on here as it's on sale elsewhere for a tad more.
     
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  11. Wolfy Wolf Member

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    Thank you Bbe555 but I'm going to have to pass, working it all out it's still going to be about £400 (as on the R-Tech website) for me with the travel up to you, I appreciate your offer though and hope you get a sale soon.

    Cheers.
     
  12. Bbe555 Member

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    No worries but there not 400 mate on the website I'm afraid as your probably looking ex vat . Not a problem though and good luck in your search
     
  13. Craig-SM

    Craig-SM Member

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    If you can wait a week I have a Clarke 135TE gas or gas less that will do up to 5mm. Not even put half a roll of wire through it yet so like new. Also will have the standard bottle fitting as well the disposable and regulators for both. Can do it for £240 delivered.
    I’m hoping to get the R-Tech off BBe when I return from holiday. If you’re interested pm me
     
  14. Bbe555 Member

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    Hi pal
    You sent your message to wrong guy lol ... Thats my trick... I'm the guy with the rtech
     
  15. Wolfy Wolf Member

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    Just to let you all know.......

    I managed to pick one up dead cheap as it was a bit scratched and missing the stinger, OmG I can see why they are recommended, even running 0.8 flux core through it ran smooth, hardly any spatter, and a recognisable weld and, there wasn't a pigeon to be seen even though I still have to get used to it.

    Thank you all for your help, it was very much appreciated.

    Cheers
     
  16. gaz1

    gaz1 Member

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    thats a half answer come on then tell us what you bought then ?
     
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  17. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    Did someone mention Pigeons?
     
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  18. fzr phil Member

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  19. fzr phil Member

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    Bit late, guess your sorted..
     
  20. Wolfy Wolf Member

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    Birmingham U.K.
    I got an R-Tech 180 MIG, now I have to source the gas and fittings from somewhere that won't break the bank, I was using the disposables with my sip when not using flux core as they served a purpose when empty too, but I have stopped making smokers now, and my gas usage is very low.
     
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