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Unread postAuthor: A a r o n » Sun May 24, 2009 2:59 pm

So I shouldn't buy the harbor freight one I linked to?

Could someone tell me a better one to buy? I'd prefer to buy it new so it'll come with a warranty or I can return it if i need to.
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Unread postAuthor: Technician1002 » Sun May 24, 2009 4:45 pm

A a r o n wrote:So I shouldn't buy the harbor freight one I linked to?

Could someone tell me a better one to buy? I'd prefer to buy it new so it'll come with a warranty or I can return it if i need to.


What are your requirements. Without knowing that, it's hard to tell.

Fixing rust holes in lawn furniture tubing would be fine for that welder. A big huge Lincoln welder is useless if you don't have a 240 volt outlet.

The Harbor Freight is small enough it can run on a regular wall outlet unlike most full size welders.

Again, what are your requirements? Most warranties cover defects in materials and workmanship, not improper size selection.
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Unread postAuthor: jagerbond » Sun May 24, 2009 4:45 pm

Another way to look at it is that a quality welder will hold resale wether you buy it new or used. When I lived on the mainland I bought a new Miller Syncro 180SD for $1700 and when we moved to HI I sold for $1400. I then purchased a new Lincoln 185 off craigslist here for $1400.

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