Review Uprtime Mig160 IGBT 160 amp Mig welder MMA, Euro Torch.

  1. miggie weld

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    Hi everybody so i been wanting a more powerful mig now for some time, I have a 25-115amp draper mig not great. And i had seen this on ebay and many others like it, But this was the cheapest £159.99 including postage. Once i had seen it for days this little man in my head said buy it, i couldn't sleep he keep saying buy buy buy Then one night 1:28am could take it no more i brought it instant relief.
    I will be seeking some kind of medical help soon.

    So Here it is.
    The feeder motor is 24v 1.5amp
    I have done about 45mins welding with it so far seems good but time will tell Made a youtube video on it

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  2. Bigjoe Moved to the country!

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    Not a bad little machine,it's probably sold under different names for a higher price,as you say you never know the reliability but for £160 for a new machine it will be interesting to see! Nice video review also :clapping:
     
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  3. miggie weld

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    Thanks Bigjoe, yeah seems to be many machines all similar at higher price. have used a few migs sip, draper, sealey and this welds better and costs less. Hopefully it will last a few years fingers crossed touch wood.
    Took it apart today and took some pics of it's bowels will update shortly if your interested.
     
  4. miggie weld

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    Here's a look at the bowels of the beast, I think it looks tidy.
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  5. HughF

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    I have the cheaper, smaller version in my watch list at £139... these are the cheapest inverter mig/mma machine you can get at the moment and do represent good value. I was going to buy one to review but it looks like you beat me to it!
     
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  6. miggie weld

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    Yes i was considering that but with euro connection makes adding longer torch easy so for the extra think its worth it.
    it still could be worth a look for peeps starting out. low cost when you don't know if your going to like welding or not.
     
  7. bwservices Member

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    have you a link for it?
     
  8. miggie weld

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    no just search MIG160 or was you asking about the cheaper one
     
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  9. tlovatt Member

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    If they have a cure let me know, I suffer from the same problem, and the voice in my head knows I have Amazon Prime which it uses to up the temptation!
     
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  10. miggie weld

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    best bet is to change your password without looking.
     
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  11. Richiew Forum Supporter

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    Nice review.I think I paid £239 for a Clarke 151TE about 18 years ago so things seems to have moved on a touch since in regard to specs and price. The wire feed looks a lot more robust. A stick and MIG welder in one for significantly less money sounds like quite a good deal. I do like a nice inverter and would like to try an inverter MIG some time. It really is night and day between an AC buzz box and an inverter stick welder. I assume its the same for MIG.
     
  12. HughF

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    Umm, not really. The real benefit is stepless voltage adjustment. They weld just the same as a regular transformer might...
     
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  13. Bigjoe Moved to the country!

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    I watched it again on my laptop last night,its nice to watch not an 'OTT murrican style review' they have the best toys anyway! :hug:
     
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  14. miggie weld

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    Thanks. Yeah i wish fronius would give us all a welder.
     
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  15. miggie weld

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    But the biggest thing Compared to most hobby machine i have used, this thing feeds wire smoother more consistently and allows me to get more uniform better looking welds.
    it's like its made me a better welder! :laughing: :welder:
     
  16. HughF

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    Yes, those cheap Chinese machines are made decent by those all metal feed roller setups. Far better than a lot of the cheap plastic junk that comes on the transformer machines
     
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  17. miggie weld

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    How to get 32amps out of a 13amp plug not

    Ok so i noticed the plug fuse holder boldgeing when i unpacked the welder then forgot all about it. then noticed again today so took a look that's what i found wire was face down so at a glance you would think it was ok.

    what do you think i should do put some steel round bar instead.
     
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  18. HughF

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    Looks legit :)
     
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  19. eddie49 Member

    The soldering on that "fuse" is very poor....
    Direct from the company website, the 160 Amp is even cheaper - £149.99 , inc. shipping :
    https://www.uptimewelding.co.uk
    The smaller 130A machine is the same price too.
     
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  20. miggie weld

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    yeah that's good very tempting.
    The 130a machine is 139.99 on ebay but you don't get euro torch and i think no metal wire feeder.
     
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