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  1. #1
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    Default id like to upgrade

    im welding for the fun of it right know! but id like to upgrade to new equipement using my old stuff. got any ideas on how to do that?
    serious welder lol!!!!

    hobart 140 handler
    dewalt mitor saw
    makita grinder
    dewalt saw
    dewalt drill gun
    a nice hammer
    and some clamps

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwede View Post
    im welding for the fun of it right know! but id like to upgrade to new equipement using my old stuff. got any ideas on how to do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwede View Post
    im welding for the fun of it right know! but id like to upgrade to new equipement using my old stuff. got any ideas on how to do that?
    Looking at your equipt., I am guessing that you are 110 volts "just for fun" welding.
    You might start working on 208-220 power outlet in your work area first.
    Then look at the 180 amp or bigger "spool gun ready" welders that are out there.
    The red one is available in most home improvement stores and can be bought for 12 months zero interest at the Orange store for less than 800.00 dollars, and the spool gun can be purchaced on EBAY for 180.00 dollars free shipping.
    The regulator looks like a cheap piece of junk but can be be upgraded at the LWS.
    I am sure the blue one is probabally better but if you are looking at economics.... the red one is cheaper.
    Silly 2 cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwede View Post
    im welding for the fun of it right know! but id like to upgrade to new equipement using my old stuff. got any ideas on how to do that?
    Buy a Dynasty 200DX....that will cover what you cannot do now...tig and stick, plus do aluminum.
    If you decide later you can sell it for a bunch still. You seldom find these machines used. Mainly because they are what works the best And the most fun welder ever made yet!!!
    Not cheap but you never said price.

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    Thumbs up k

    well id like to get miller 180 and get a plasma cutter but what i ment in my original posting is how can i make money with the stuff i have know? then get better stuff.
    serious welder lol!!!!

    hobart 140 handler
    dewalt mitor saw
    makita grinder
    dewalt saw
    dewalt drill gun
    a nice hammer
    and some clamps

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwede View Post
    ...but what i ment in my original posting is how can i make money with the stuff i have know? then get better stuff.
    the snarky answer would be "make things that people around you
    want to buy or fix things that they have that are broken"

    i have a mm140 (basically, the same as your hh140)
    and have made a bunch of useful/intersting things
    which, if i was inclined to, i suppose i could find some market for...

    fire wood racks, a place to
    put the recycling bins, a display stand,
    a mounting frame for our house's street numbers
    a table base (this was neat, my stepson found
    a dining room table put out for the garbage -- the
    base was shot but the top was in good shape.... so
    i fab'd a metal base, he refinished the top).
    a stand for my computer printers.
    nameplates (were very cool xmas gifts)

    i've also fixed some broken "wrought iron" decorative
    doodads from various neighbors.

    whether i could buy the materials and make this kind of stuff
    and sell it "at a profit" is not clear .... probably not (even if
    "profit" is "cost of materials plus a bit extra to save up for
    bigger/better tools")


    frank

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    Quote Originally Posted by schwede View Post
    id like to upgrade to new equipement using my old stuff.
    The first thing that popped into my head was this:

    Use your existing welder to weld up a better welder. But this may cause some sort of universe paradox.

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    Smile ty

    thanks a bunch keep ideas coming!
    serious welder lol!!!!

    hobart 140 handler
    dewalt mitor saw
    makita grinder
    dewalt saw
    dewalt drill gun
    a nice hammer
    and some clamps

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