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stick welder - Miller Bobcat vs inverter

Postby LewisRenovation » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:45 pm

I've only ever stick welded with a Miller Bobcat. If I bought something like a Everlast 300ST, would I notice a big difference in starting and arch characteristics?
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Re: stick welder - Miller Bobcat vs inverter

Postby Poland308 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:25 pm

Yes. The biggest thing you will notice is when you strike up an arc. On an inverter there's no lag? Plus a lot of inverters have features like hot start. Real handy if your working on something dirty, rusty, oily, or painted. And inverters are much quieter :D
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Re: stick welder - Miller Bobcat vs inverter

Postby MinnesotaDave » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:58 am

Inverters weld a little different, but if you like the bobcat arc, you'll probably like an inverter arc even better.
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