Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 104

Thread: All about welders and welding

  1. #11
    Senior Member JUG-HEAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Ash
    State
    SA
    Location
    Para Hills
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    491

    Default


    TO REMOVE ADS, PLEASE
    REGISTER OR SIGN IN
    i dont know about the nascar special, but mine does have a nascar sticker on it
    4AGTE 86 TRACK PIG
    92' Toyota Lolux 22RE daily weapon!
    AJPS FTMFW!!!!111

  • #12
    Senior Member Eddy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Edward
    State
    SA
    Location
    Other
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    474

    Default

    yea thats the one, makes it more race i hear
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicko View Post
    Why don't you go drive a mates car around until you find a big tree?

  • #13
    Stern but now fucked off...
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Brisbane
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    2,892

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddy View Post
    yea there good, mines the nascar special one or something, parts are ezey to get unlike the cheeper trade tool random brand ones
    Trade tools do import some cheaper ones, but the actual trade tools ones are awesome Migs...

    NBC200, NBC250, NBC250SEP etc are all easy to get parts for because they use the German "Binzel" guns and TradeTools keep all the binzel stuff and spares in stock. If you're referring to the welders themselves, when I worked for Trade Tools, we hadn't seen a single one of the models above come back for warranty after 18 months (and probably 500 units sold) they are as good as if not better than a Lincoln and that is a fact. So spare parts for these are something you wouldn't need to be worrying about.

  • #14
    Moderator Sam-Q's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Sam
    State
    VIC
    Location
    Endeavour Hills
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    4,242

    Default

    well now after using my Unimig 200A single phase welder I would like to give some feedback.

    It does a really neat weld, is quiet and completely reliable. The 3M earth lead is too short but I will fix that myself in due time. So yeah basicly it has worked almost flawlessly.
    My website: SQ Engineering - 4AGE and 3SGE upgrade/replacement parts

    - SQ Engineering on facebook -

    Please e-mail to contact me instead of sending a private message on here.

  • #15
    Veteran takai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Name
    Chris
    State
    Vic
    Location
    Melbourne - Northish
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,106

    Default

    The WIA ones are great, as are the UniMig/CigWeld (from memory they come from the same chinese factory).

    Personally i have a fairly heavily modified SIP welder which i got from a garage sale. Its a piece of junk, but after about $50 worth of mods welds just as well as my old $1000 WIA that was stolen. If you are after a cheap welder and can be arsed modifying it then go the SIP, just expect to replace half of it before you start Ive got a new gun, liner, massive cap on the wire feed, stabiliser on the power transformer, and a few other mods to the wire reel and feed screw.

  • #16
    Stern but now fucked off...
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Name
    Nick
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Brisbane
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    2,892

    Default

    Unimig are Italian

    Came across a few people with SIP / WIA but would still spend the money on TradeTools one though

  • #17
    Veteran takai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Name
    Chris
    State
    Vic
    Location
    Melbourne - Northish
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,106

    Default

    The UniMig and Cig internals look fairly identical from the last couple i had open.

    Personally i wouldnt buy a SIP for the money that they charge new, but all up mine has cost <$400 and it was at a time that i didnt have much cash (insurance took 7 months to pay up), so it was a welcome break.

  • #18
    Senior Member Anthony's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Name
    Anthony
    State
    QLD
    Location
    Brisbane
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    831

    Default

    If you can stretch to the upper end of that price range, I'd suggest the Kemppi mini 180. Inverter based, weighs virtually nothing and is amazingly smooth. Great for the whole spectrum of automotive apps. Also as its inverter, it works well with dodgy power (extension leads etc) as it's self correcting. I grabbed one when they first came out have been extremely happy with it.

    http://www.allwelding.com.au/Product...Minarc-MIG-180
    Last edited by Anthony; 28th May 2010 at 12:49 PM.

  • #19
    Moderator Sam-Q's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Name
    Sam
    State
    VIC
    Location
    Endeavour Hills
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    4,242

    Default

    I like the weld quality of the inverter migs however the only thing that made me not get one is I would be concerned about the reliability. You see if I can't use my welder daily for over 10 years I would be pissed off. But I am sure my needs are the exception here.
    My website: SQ Engineering - 4AGE and 3SGE upgrade/replacement parts

    - SQ Engineering on facebook -

    Please e-mail to contact me instead of sending a private message on here.

  • #20
    Veteran takai's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Name
    Chris
    State
    Vic
    Location
    Melbourne - Northish
    Country
    Australia
    Posts
    1,106

    Default


    TO REMOVE ADS, PLEASE
    REGISTER OR SIGN IN
    An interesting thing if found in the last couple of days is that power fluctuation affects the wire feed more than the power on my MIG. Especially in the rain, i get stuttering wire feed, but when its not raining its all silky smooth.

  • Page 2 of 11 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 LastLast

    Similar Threads

    1. Tig Welders
      By willa in forum Tool Talk
      Replies: 6
      Last Post: 23rd March 2011, 08:20 AM
    2. what welding rods to use when welding a diff???
      By macca1590 in forum Technical - Questions
      Replies: 12
      Last Post: 14th March 2011, 10:36 PM
    3. welders flash
      By dr1ft-pig in forum Offtopic Discussions
      Replies: 27
      Last Post: 10th August 2007, 12:41 AM

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •