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« on: June 12, 2012, 04:16:10 pm »

I really do not know much about Welders.  But I am learning.

A couple days ago I picked up a copy of Car Craft and found the add for a MIG 175 Eastwood w/ a spool gun for alum wire priced at $499.00.

I found one on Ebay (from Eastwood) for $549 shipped.  I could find very little feedback online about them, but got assurances that services parts are common and easy to come by at your local welding supply store so I ordered it.

If anyone is curious about these welders, I plan to update this when I get the welder....
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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 05:23:21 pm »

Put a different stinger on that thing ASAP. The neck on the non spool gun has a bad angle. Look for a lead with a neck of AT LEAST 45 degrees. Just doing that will make better welds because you can stay over the weld more comfortably.
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 05:42:20 pm »

Subscribing.

I am no welder, but I need to learn more to begin to select something better. I had a cheap small unit almost given to me, but it was not good to learn with as a TIG welder(no foot pedal). I should begin with some kind of MIG welder I think.

I like Eastwood, and they and other welders have been more inviting lately(cheaper and more common). Keep us updated please.
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« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2012, 06:46:00 pm »

  a lot of different brand welders share a few varying parts.  if your using it as a hobbyist it should last you a while.  i have a clarke mig i picked up for $350 it has lasted me 11 years. i cannot imagine how many hours are on it, but for a cheaper brand i am far impressed with its longevity.  when my mig craps out i was thinking about replacing it with a eastwood unit as well.  i went to miller for my TIG, figured for the price i wanted a quality unit. miller have a good resale value in case i ever decide to ugrade in the future too   
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2012, 07:03:21 pm »

Put a real ground clamp on it. It looks like it has the same shitty clamp that comes on $10 jumper cables.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2012, 09:53:12 pm »

Those places don't make their own welders, it almost looks like a Lincoln Electric welder.
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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2012, 11:27:51 pm »

i really liked the eastwood, but didn't wanna spend that much money without getting to have my hands on it before i buy it. Let us know how it goes!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2012, 08:18:29 am »

A buddy of mine bought an Eastwood welder...  and it looks just like a Lincoln. 
I don't know if it's a Lincoln painted an different color, or a knockoff, but it does look just like the Lincoln.

Good Luck!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2012, 01:00:59 pm »

A buddy of mine bought an Eastwood welder...  and it looks just like a Lincoln. 
I don't know if it's a Lincoln painted an different color, or a knockoff, but it does look just like the Lincoln.

Good Luck!

Should be here Monday.  I have a little 110 Lincoln sitting here... I plan to compare the two...
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2012, 12:24:10 pm »

I have the eastwood tig welder. I read as many reviews as i could before purchasing. I have done some welding with it but nothing to really test the welder as i only have it to 110v but plan to have 220v at my house.
The only issue i personally have had was the regulator/flow meter already took a dump on me. I have not called for a replacement but not sure i want another one as it failed within a month.

I was wondering how the mig and plasma are from them.
 Thanx! 
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« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2012, 11:23:07 pm »

My son-in-law welded this fuel cell with the Eastwood Tig welder

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« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2012, 11:57:43 pm »

My son-in-law welded this fuel cell with the Eastwood Tig welder


Suweet!
I just want to let you know he made it upside down however...

 
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« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2012, 06:13:14 pm »

Finished fuel cell with filler cap, vents and pickup bungs



He did an awesome job of welding a dominator adapter plate on a manifold for me, I'll try to get that posted later tonight.
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« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2012, 10:58:45 pm »

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« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2012, 09:59:28 am »

Nathan, where's the follow up thread man? How's this welder working out for ya? 
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