there is a listing on ebay for a mig conversion kit for a campbell hausfeld
welder. I have a campbell hausfeld welder that I use with the flux core and
it works pretty good. What benefits would this mig conversion do for me?
hey I'm the guy who is actually selling that! I paid more than the $65. that
the Keith pointed out so that's how I came up with the $49.95 starting price
(they must have lowered their price, I'm not trying to rip anybody off). I
would lower the price if you're interested. Email me through ebay. Keith,
thanks for finding that, it makes sense to buy a new one if it's only $10.
ps. JC, for what it's worth a new machine would be better in the long run
but if you're sattisfied with the ch, the mig conversion made much cleaner
welds without the flux core spatter.
You would probably be better off in the long run to sell your welder and buy
a Lincoln SP-135 or Millermatic 135. In addition to the kit you'll also
need the gas cylinder but you would need that with the Lincoln or Miller as
If you choose to buy the kit, you can get it for almost the same price from
CH. Go to
and enter WT600400AJ in the "Find a part:"
window in the center of the top of the page. It's $65 plus $9.95 shipping.
The guy on eBay wants $49.95 + $15.00 shipping so the difference is only
about $10 for new with a warranty, direct from the manufacturer vs. used.
"I'm not grown up enough to be so old!"
Without using CH welder, MIG conversion let your welder use solid wire
with shielding gas for less fumes and clean welds. You knew that.
MIG will probably let your welder weld 20 ga. and 22 ga. steel easy
without manual pulse to prevent burning through. Fluxcore wire is
still be better for welding thick steel at high limit of welder
because of better penitration.
MIG lets you weld stainless steel and aluminum so you can experience
all the aluminum MIG welding problems yourself.
I see no gas solenoid so you will waste lots of expensive shielding
gas if ther isn't one on your welder. . There is a fixed flow rated
no problem here, I didn't take it like that, if he buys it cool, if not
sooner or later someone will want it. I prefer a mig as well, I ordered a
new miller 175 and I like the portability of that little ch as a flux core
machine for outside stuff and tacking, but it is very messy compared to the
If you can ever get your hands on some ESAB fluxcore wire, try it and you'll
never go back to the other stuff.
A bit pricey and that's probably why it's not stocked much. As smooth or more
than MIG and the flux just
of course MIG is cleaner but it is for "in shop use" or if out side
flow rate need to increasea good bit.
working outside, or where more penetration is needed, or working
with painted or not so clean metal flux will give better result.
these days flux core is very cheap, home depo sell a 10 Lb 0.035
spool for $37. and solid for around $30
when using fluxcore ...if your weld is sound (good) removing the slag
is noting more than running a wirebrush over it once or twise.