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    So I'm in the market to get a welder what size would you recommend for me it's only for the car I do want something with gas and also would it be a benefit if I got a mig tig as I'd like to learn ally welding too. I've used a welder a few times but I'm no pro hence why I want to learn thanks guys

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    Really depends on your use for it, if your just welding car panels and lighter stuff you could get away with a 160ish amp mig, but if you want to tig alloy you'll want something 200-300 amp

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    If you want to buy your first and last welder a migomag is a great brand allot of panel shops have.

    I have a 160amp cebora machine which works well, it set me back about 1k from weldquip, with regulator / helmet and gloves etc. I can do up to about 8mm plate which is plenty for knocking together an exhaust, mount or reparing panels.

    Make sure u get decent quality gas, pretty sure bunnings do it now without bottle rental.
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    Yeah thanks guys I was looking at this welder on eBay not sure if it's junk though
    Here is the item number for eBay 130697577378

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    You will get the most use and value for money from a gassed MIG welder for a car IMO.
    Most car work is welding thick steel for chassis parts or thin body panels - both can be done with MIG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slider4life View Post
    Yeah thanks guys I was looking at this welder on eBay not sure if it's junk though
    Here is the item number for eBay 130697577378
    That could do the job pretty well, I have never heard of that brand though and I always worry about buying bigger items like this off of ebay, I worry about how a warranty claim would turn out

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