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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted September 16, 2003 08:31 PM  
anyone ever use the 110 volt 130 amp lincoln or hobart mig welder to install a roll cage how did they perform and how good of heat penetration can you get to the frame any info would be appreciated

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 150
posted September 16, 2003 10:04 PM  
a friend of mine used a 110 lincoln to weld everything on his car and it did a pretty good job but i dont think it penetrated as nice as my 220 where the cage meets the frame.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 107
posted September 16, 2003 10:51 PM  
I used a little 110 to weld in some bars in the front of my car and the welds look like crap! Not enough penetration, had to go over them a few times and they just built up. Go with a bigger welder and save some headache. Just so you know, I used to build trailers for a living so I know how to weld. Those small welders are good for light jobs, or in an emergency, but not for cage building.

redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 283
posted September 28, 2003 05:57 PM  
I use a Hobart handler 135. It works great as long as there is no wind. I built my last car completely with it. I also have a Hobart stick for HEAVY welding, but I don't use it too often.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 306
posted September 28, 2003 07:06 PM  
the only thing i found those 110 welders to be good for is exaust work dont think i would trust one to weld up a cage that might have to save my life someday

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 477
posted September 29, 2003 07:03 PM  
i use a 130 miller with gas,have used it on everything. if i had to do it all over i'd get a 175 or a 225

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 337
posted October 15, 2003 08:14 PM  
Put mine together with with a miller 130 gas and haven't had any welds break yet.Been happy with the results I get but I do have a stick welder for the thicker stuff

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