What Mig to get ,

  1. image.png Hi guys , fancy a new welder going to be welding car body nothing to heavy ,got my eye on this is it any good for what I need ,any advise much appreciated ,
     
  2. Ruffian Member

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    For that money look at the r-tech 160amp mig.
    UK company with backup and Warrenty for a bit of piece of mind.
    If you keep an eye on there Web site sometimes have ex display ones dis counted.
     
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  3. Thanks will have a look
     
  4. cumbriasteve

    cumbriasteve Moderator Staff Member

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    The seller is:

    YQX ELECTRONICS
    xiong yong

    Which to me suggests they are just the usual Chinese box shifter stuff with limited time period on backup or spares, possibly also problems returning under any warranty.

    Forget ebay and buy from a known UK dealer/supplier.
     
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  5. Jacktegla

    Jacktegla Member

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    I've recently had the parweld Xte 181 I mostly play around with car body work and it seems to work well, not that I know that much though
     
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  6. Vaughan Thomas New Member

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    I looked at that and to be fair it seemed ok but I noticed on the MIG seeing the lowest it would go is 50amps which from what I've read on here and remember maybe a bit high?
     
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  7. Jacktegla

    Jacktegla Member

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    Maybe a little bit but I've been welding 0.9mm sheet ok on the lowest setting. Works well for the price
     
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  8. I have an rtech 180 and they are brilliant. So smooth to set up and use
     
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  9. Needs to be good on mild steel ,and body panels
     
  10. hi guys ,posted a thread last week ,still can't decide what to get for car body work ,have been thinking about a Mig and tig together on one machine if possible going to order something tomorrow any suggestions would be great ,
     
  11. delta9 Member

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    buy what you can afford mate, with regards to the gas setup/ppe etc I always fancied a gys unit though probably my next buy

    i'm still using a big disposable with a pro90 mig,
    works great for my needs, i dont mig weld everyday maybe once a week for 10 mins
     
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  12. Wozzaaah

    Wozzaaah The wizard of woz Staff Member

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    Duplicate threads merged.
     
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  13. Daniel Wilkinson Member

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    Could always split the setup, a smallish mig and a separate Tig, ie the gys smart mig and a DC Tig circa 160 amps, Tig is probably the better option on car body work however depending on material and thickness still possible to mig.
     
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  14. Thanks everyone for advise much appreciated ,have decided on a r-tech 180 Mig
     
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  15. You won’t regret that choice
     
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  16. Thanks mate ,will post back once I get it and use it
     
  17. Hi guys , just practicing with new welder but already better than the sip 150 turbo mig ,I've had it for 10 years but still couldn't get the hang of it ,will put some pics up over weekend hopeing for advise tips on my welds ,one question what pressure should I have my gas set at ,here's a pic of what I want to weld marked with a x ,many thanks
     
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