Welding/Jeep crew... need some advice!

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  1. Jim311

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    For Christmas I got a welding setup. I also got a welding/cutoff oxyacetalene torch to go with it, but my question is about this Farmhand 115 setup that I got. It was 329 bucks, complete with a welding hood, some gloves, a few vice grips, and a big cart for the welder to roll around on. I had been looking at a Hobart 125, but it was the same price and didn't come with any of the goodies like the welding hood or gloves. It all came from Tractor supply company, and I could exchange this Farmhand 115 for the Hobart without anything coming out of my pocket. But should I? The Hobart can weld up to quarter inch, while the Farmhand one I have now is only 3/16s. I won't be doing any heavy fabrication, just welding on some axle brackets, building some sliders, etc. Should I return this setup in favor of the Hobart 125, or just stick with this one? Supposedly, the guy at the store told them that the same company makes Hobart and the Farmhand welders, but that seems unlikely to me. Any suggestions?
     
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    :dunno: I don't know anything about those welders. I assume it's stick? if so I'd go for the most amps possible.
     
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    i dunnos :hs:
     
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    Not stick, it's a MIG. Included the regulators for the gas and shit too.


    :dunno:



    It's not as high amperage as the Hobart I was looking at, but it's pretty close.
     
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    If you're doing heavy welding go for it if not why not keep it along with the goodies :hs:
     
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    weld a caution sign to your sister's car :o
     
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    The cutoff torch is pretty cool. Gotta rent the oxygen/acetalene bottle from a welding supply store, and pick up some scrap metal to practice welding on. The cutoff torch will come in handy for the axle swap.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    I'm really not going to be welding anything huge anyway :dunno:



    And I'm sure that with multiple passes I could weld up to quarter inch anyway. What's another 10 amps, you know? :dunno:
     
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    i could think of tons of stuff to weld :o
     
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    If there's anybody I dont like, I'll weld the doors on their car shut :o
     
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    :werd: I'd get bored and play like monster garage:mamoru:
     
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    i can't wait to stea..i mean borrow your welder
     
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    PleaseEatSomeShit 1-900-RAT-FUCK

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    give it to me. i could use one
     
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    So could I :fawk:
     
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    The cutoff torch is going to fucking awesome.. I can't wait to use that. :eek3:
     
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    what are you going to use it on? have you used one before?
     
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    I'm gonna torch the brackets off my rear axle to put them on my 8.8




    Never used a torch before. But I'm going to learn :big grin:
     
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    I thought the thread title said "wedding/jeep crew"
     
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    might want to use an angle grinder to get those brackets off. especially since you've never used a torch before.
     
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    An angle grinder would fuck the brackets all to hell. I want to re-use the brackets! The torch should be more precise. I'm gonna spend lots of time fucking around with it before doing anything serious with the welder or torch, that's for sure. Supposedly the torch can cut 2+ inch plate :eek4:
     
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    I would buy the cylinders personally, if you plan on keeping them for morethan 2 years they will pay for themselves.

    I would also trade the Farmhand for the Hobart. Hobart is owned by Miller which makes awesom machines, I have a Millermatic 251 that I love, and is overall a better quality welder. It will produce better arcs that are more stabile, its worth it to trade IMO.
     
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    An angle grinder would be my preferred tool also. The torch is gonna make it look like you chewed those brackets off and will require a lot of cleanup to make them fit again.

    with the right tips and pressure yes.
     

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