A buddy of mine bought a cheapy wire feed from Harbor Freight
and asked me to come over and help him set up.
Bottom line: If you can't spare more than $100 and you don't
weld anything thicker than 1/8", this sucker works! Surprised me.
I put in a spool of flux core and adjusted the roller tension.
Several test beads later I was thinking that this thing welds
better than the Sears 100A I own for 1/3 the cost. The specs say
90A at 10% duty cycle, but I'm thinking its putting out more than
90A based on what I saw. I had to turn it down to keep from blowing
through 1/8" scrap.
It says "MIG" on the outside of the box, but I didn't see anyplace to
connect the shielding gas. Could have missed it, because I was in a bit
of a hurry.
16 years ago