Welding Machine

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  1. Hammerhead

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    Hi Guys

    Im looking at getting an Air cooled Welding Machine. Im looking fo suggestions on relaible brands and amperage. Its more for DIY

    Just coming fom the hardware they have two makes availave

    A Tradeweld and a WAIC which one is the better one?
    What do i need to look for in a welding machine

    Thanks
     
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  3. Wes

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    I sell them at my company, let me know exactly what you're looking for. Or drop me a pm.
     
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    Hey Hammerhead - why dont you look at the Invertor??? I have a 220amp Oil Cooled - welds well but duty cycle is low - use for diy and some welding for pvt and odd jobs.

    Sorry - I know you have asked about Air cooled - hope I am not adding to the confusion!
     
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    Inverters are very good.
     
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    I agree with @Brentworm, inverter welders are better and lighter.
     
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    I also agree with last 2 posts inverters are air cooled and draw less amps than a standard welder and are more versitile
     
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    I use a standard oil cooled welder. They are cheaper. and you can weld quite a lot as they do not overheat that much.

    But they are heavier, anyway your very first welding project should be to weld a trolley for the welder...
     
  9. Tiger eye

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    I coverted to a inverter and I love it. There is just one thin: don't put it on the floor where youbare welding it tends to pick up durty dust ect(metal dust from grinding and so on) from the floor sinse the fan sits at the botom and this shortens the lifespan so put it on top of something (the box it came in) to prolong the life of your inverter.
     
  10. Hammerhead

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    Lol, i did eventually buy an inverter, what a breeze to weld with......will definately remem not to put it on the floor when welding...good tip.
     
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    How many amp inverter did you buy? And did you get a auto darkening helmet? Make sure u get one with a sensitivity adustmant otherwise if you try and weld outside and you look up your blind because the sun makes it tint.
     
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