Here's my dilemma. I don't have a whole lot of money to spend on an expensive welder. I found one this weekend really cheap. My birthday is next week so my wife bought me this one from Harbor Freight. Keep in mind I don't need a welder very often, so paying a lot wouldn't really be worth it for me. Would this be sufficient for my project? I have to make two small patch panels in the body, patch panel for the floor pan, spot weld two new inner fender aprons, and the cowl. Maybe more later, but this is as far as I've seen so far.
Here's what I have. I havent taken it out of the box yet just in case it's complete crap, but a couple of people said they have the same one and it is decent. Also keep in mind I have NEVER welded before in my life.
NO GAS REQUIRED
Specifically designed to use self-shielding flux-cored welding wire, eliminating any need for gas and regulators normal MIG welders require. Includes: 4'' spool of flux-core wire, spare welding tip, wire brush/hammer and welding mask.
Self regulating feed control
Thermal protection with warning light
Carry handle on lid
Input: 115 volt, 15 amps, single phase
Welding current (2 settings) 63 to 68 amps (low), 79 to 90 amps (high)
Duty cycle: 10% @ 80 amps, 18% @ 60 amps
Wire capacity: 0.030''
Any opinions? I looked for a better used unit, but couldnt find one around that price. Also, it has to run on 110V, and be able to work without gas.[/img]