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#21 Veloce

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 03:21 PM

I have a Lincoln Powermig 180C, it is simply awesome. I have used it mainly on .75, .9 and 1.6 steel but it will to thicker gauge stuff just as well.

Not cheap but not too expensive either. Should be able to pick up a new one for around the $800-900 mark if you shop around. Well worth forking out for a quality unit IMHO.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 03:47 PM

I have a Lincoln Powermig 180C, it is simply awesome. I have used it mainly on .75, .9 and 1.6 steel but it will to thicker gauge stuff just as well.

Not cheap but not too expensive either. Should be able to pick up a new one for around the $800-900 mark if you shop around. Well worth forking out for a quality unit IMHO.

http://cgi.ebay.com....=item35aa2e6df1


Is that Gasless ?

#23 Veloce

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 03:54 PM

I always use it with gas - argon / co2 mix becasue it gives a much cleaner weld, but the unit came with a gasless nozzle from memory.

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 06:18 PM

when i first got my mig it was set up for gasless, but i got a gass bottle straight away.
I could not work out why it wouldnt do a decent weld, until some one informed me that you have to revers the polls on the handle and earth clamp when changing form gasless to gas. Now it welds beautiful   

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:34 PM

i just bought a $800 mig gas and gas-less copper converter as that cheap one would give me 1 min of welding if that






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