I am in the Market for a new welder, to upgrade from my 110V Welder. I probably will hardly ever doing anything thicker than 1/4", so I plan on buying either
Lincoln Electric 175 Hobart Handler 180 Mig Welder Millermatic 175 Mig Welder
So the first question, what size of AMP outlet do I need for one of these? 50A, 40A, 30A? I'm trying to figure out whether I need to run6 guage, 8 guage, or 10 guage wire for it. I know the big ARC welders require 50A, but I wasn't sure about the MIG welders at this size. There's a big difference in price for the wire, so wanted to make sure I didn't go too big.
Also, while I'm at it, does anyone have an issue with any of the above? I even see Home Deport carries the Lincoln Electric 175 for only $599 which seems like a great price. I was leaning towards the Hobart for the best bang for the buck, but then I saw the Lincoln at Home Depot for that price.