What type of welding do you want to do? How thick of material and types of material?Hello everyone. I'm looking for a good 110v welder. What does everyone recommend?
I just saw that ESAB has come out with a multiprocess welder that does both AC and DC tig so you can do aluminum, steel, and stainless. Its the EMP 205ic supposed to be available 2nd qtr this year. I just bought my welder the 215ic a few months ago that does DC only wish I would have know about this one would have waited.I agree with the other comments about concerns over welding thicker metals with 110V. For this reason I have been looking at the Millermatic 211, since I can use either 110 or 220 with it. This way I have some portability if I have a small job to do in an area without 220 plug, but I am not limited on larger jobs. This also has the ability to add on a spool gun to MIG aluminum, another thing I may need to do in the future.
I have also been looking at the multifunction machines, but the fact that they only have DC TIG capability has had me doubting whether that feature is worth the extra cost.
Not sure if this is a recent change, I have the 135HD from Home Depot, clearanced at $200, 5-6 years old.I purchased a Lincoln 180c which has infinitely voltage vs only fixed settings. It runs on 220v and came with the gauges/hose to add gas if I wish. Just using flux core at this time. Another thing I found out is the big box stores version are lighter duty compared to a Lincoln dealer store. I'm told the difference is the wire drive in that the big box stores are plastic parts and the dealer are all metal. I would think the major names are all good... Lincoln, Hobart, Miller and lesser known Auto-Arc which our work place had was made by Miller I'm told. Really need to go 220v!