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 Post subject: Welders ?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 6:44 pm 
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Joined: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:43 pm
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Whats your location?: letterkenny co donegal
Region: Northern
What Minis have you?: 1981 leyland 998cc
I know nothing about welder can anyone gave me advice on them


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 Post subject: Re: Welders ?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:49 pm 
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Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:23 pm
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Whats your location?: West Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1983 Mini City E
Hi Tintin,

For my welding applications, I bought a Clarke MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welder. I think they are now also known as MAGS welders.

You can either get small gas bottles that are one use or you can get a refillable bottle ( You can either rent these bottles or buy them outright and just pay for the refills.) I bought mine outright as I knew over 3 years renting, I'd own it and planned to do more welding in the future. The gas works as a shield for the weld and is usually made up mainly of argon.

It all depends on how much welding you plan to do really.

For consumables then, I use http://www.wholesaleweldingsupplies.ie/

I've ordered from the roughly five times and each time everything has been perfect. Once, one item was out of stock, but they told me it would be delivered the following month which it was.

Hope this helps a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Welders ?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:24 pm 
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Whats your location?: letterkenny co donegal
Region: Northern
What Minis have you?: 1981 leyland 998cc
What size is your welder


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 Post subject: Re: Welders ?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:18 pm 
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Joined: Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:53 am
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Whats your location?: Ballivor Co. Meath
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 81 city
Modifications: Its in bits at the minute
Mig is the easiest to master and probably the beat for cars. You want a 150-180 amp one with gas. Gasless is IMO absolutely terrible in comparison.

Clarke have a good name in the hobby world but if you can get a good second hand Miller you're set. A 10-15 year old Miller will outlive any of the hobby stuff


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 Post subject: Re: Welders ?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 10:29 pm 
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Joined: Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:23 pm
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Whats your location?: West Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1983 Mini City E
My welder is a Clarke one. Think it's a 161TM Turbo...or something along those lines.
It's three phase power. Seems to do the job fairly well so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Welders ?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:26 pm 
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Whats your location?: clondalkin
dublin
Region: Eastern
if you are going to use a mig welder get argosheild light for mild steel welding as argon is for stainless welding


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