I've never had any sorta luck with HF stuff that had more than three moving parts AND electrical current running through it. I recently bought a similarly sized Lincoln welder that I absolutely love (~$375). I can find replacement parts relatively easy and best of all, it's made right here in the Peoples Republic of Usa. Mig (with shield gas) is super/mega/hyper easy, but Oxy/Ace brazing can be maddeningly tricky for a novice, so if you can do the latter, the former will be a breeze. I just use my Oxy/Ace torch for cutting or heating stubborn fasteners, and do all my metal bonding work with the Mig setup.
On 11/25/05, OK Don <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Anyone have an opinion on these? > > http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=6098 > http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=6271 > > I'm thinking one might be useful - but have only ever done > oxy/acetylene welding. > Is MIG welding something you can learn by doing, or should one take a class? Casey Olympia, WA Biodiesel: "I drive in a persistent vegetative state" '87 300TD intercooler (211k) '84 300D (206k) Gashuffer: '89 Vanagon Wolfsburg Edition (186K)