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mig welder buying help

Post by Jrnbru » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:29 pm

ok guys need a bit of advice if you had a budget of around 350-400 for a mig welder what would you go for?

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Post by rusty1962 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 7:09 am

If you can stretch the budget a bit, have a look at an Oxford. Also look at a Portamig. Both made in UK by Technical Arc of York (TechArc)

Oxfords available through a dealer network. Portamig is sold on net by Weldequip.

Get the biggest one you can, ideally 180 or 200

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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by Jrnbru » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:27 am

rusty1962 wrote:If you can stretch the budget a bit, have a look at an Oxford. Also look at a Portamig. Both made in UK by Technical Arc of York (TechArc)

Oxfords available through a dealer network. Portamig is sold on net by Weldequip.

Get the biggest one you can, ideally 180 or 200

HTH

Steve
Cheers mate was just reading through your thread last night I'll have a gander at them and see if I can stretch a bit I reckon I should be able to.

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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by Jrnbru » Tue Jan 05, 2016 8:51 am

Has anyone used or had a r-tech mig180???
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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by Jrnbru » Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:58 am

Thanks mate.

I've gone for one so will leave some feedback for other people who stumble across this thread.
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Post by tufty65 » Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:32 pm

Jrnbru wrote:Has anyone used or had a r-tech mig180???
Yep I have the r-tech invertor mig and its brilliant you cant go wrong with it, better than sip or sealey.
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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by AdrianReeve » Tue Jan 05, 2016 3:09 pm

Got a 200 amp Portamig, best welder I've had (and I've had a few!), thoroughly recommend them
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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by susta » Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:58 pm

Anyone looked at the Lorch M Pro 170?


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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by massivesplitproject » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:17 pm

you get a telwin for that kind of money, i once borrowed one when mine was broke and it performed very well for how much it cost


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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by Bondo » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:55 pm

I've just brought a R Tech 180 very pleased with it so far
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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by Karl_F » Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:15 am

I'm in the market for a mig as well, I was considering the Portamig 180 or R-Tech, now swaying towards the Portamig. Anyone used a Jasic pro mig?
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Re: mig welder buying help

Post by Jrnbru » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:36 pm

Karl_F wrote:I'm in the market for a mig as well, I was considering the Portamig 180 or R-Tech, now swaying towards the Portamig. Anyone used a Jasic pro mig?
I think for the money the r tech is great. Also I've heard very good things about there customer service. Also includes a 2 year collect fix and return warranty.
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mig welder buying help

Post by oilyragg » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:51 am

I bought a SWP mig 210 turbo, it's the cheaper end of the scale but it's a lovely mig and seems to be quite well built.

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