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    Default ac arc welder ?

    is the ac only arc welders good for home projects? (fixing lawn mowers light trailer work like adding lights) talking about the ones they have at home centers for around $250-$300 like hobart ac0205 or lincon ac-225 sorry for they bad word (lincon ) its for my dad i have a ac/dc arc and mm175 my self thanks for any help

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    AC welders are perfect for the DIYer. Use 7014 and AC7018 rods and they work great...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    dc machines arent a **** of a lot more in price and are much more user friendly... ac machines do work good especially if u have the ac rods (ac 7018) or the multipurpose rods 6011 and such... personlly i'd buy the dc machine though,

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    I am on the other side of the fence I would prefer the mig, and buy a spool of flux core for the rough nasty work. I had a Red weldpak 100, good machine for a starter and I could weld thinner than most stick welders could. I currently own a mm210 and wouldn't trade it for 2 of anything else except maybe a mm350p. Mig is easier to learn and will fit more types of repair and fabrication than stick will.

    just my .02 worth

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    the ac-225 dc/ac version is real nice

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    I would have to go with IRON 786. He is right, DC machine are not a whole lot more in cost and are a whole lot more user friendly
    Chris Snyder

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