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What type of welder should I purchase for 1/4 inch steel?

What type of welder should I purchase for 1/4 inch steel?

What type of welder should I purchase for 1/4 inch steel?

I have a 200 amp service pole where I live and would like to purchase a welder to repair welds on some farm equipment like the three point hitch bolts on the equipment. Thanks for any advice. Ive looked at the Lincon 225 AMP Stick Welder. Would this work and would my 200 amp service pole handle it?

RE: What type of welder should I purchase for 1/4 inch steel?

I have a Lincoln 225AC machine I use at home, it's as tough as nails you can't seem to hurt it, as far as the 200 service, should be no problem. If you're not in the welding field, I would suggest you go to a DC machine, if you're not a welder by trade, you could have a problem establishing and keeping an arc as you have to keep a short arc with any smaller ac machine.
If you can spring a few bucks more, a wire feed would be the way to go, you should be able to pick up a good 200A wire feed for CAN$1500 ± and you'll find it a lot easier as well as more versatile....Mike

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