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Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:24 am

Hey all.

I have an ACDC Tig welder and I'm very happy with it. However...(long story...) the Tig lives in the garage and most of my fabrication work on motorcycles happens in my shed.

It would be super handy to have a relatively cheap DC Mig in the shed so that I could tack on the fly and then head out to the garage for final welding.

I'm not interested in gasless.

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with any of the sub-AU$600 DC Migs on sale on eBay, stuff like the Rossi Mig units.

Will only ever be used on light duty stuff such as brackets, motorbike frames and possibly zapping together shelves and the like. But still would be great to have a replaceable liner, that sort of thing.

Any first hand experience and tips? Cheers!


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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Coldman » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:33 am

Go to the justtools.com.au website in Melbourne, they have cigweld weldskill 135 mig for $329.00. Gotta be better than an ebay only box.


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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:43 am

Coldman wrote:Go to the justtools.com.au website in Melbourne, they have cigweld weldskill 135 mig for $329.00. Gotta be better than an ebay only box.


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Ooh, fancy. Brand name stuff!

But all jokes aside, yes, it might be nice to have some human backup from an actual store. Mind you, my Tig has amazing human backup and I bought that online!

Thanks for the tip...I'll surf through some reviews. The price is certainly right!



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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Coldman » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:47 am

You might have bought your tig online but it came from a bricks and mortar welding supply store. These other boxes you spoke of got nothing behind them except maybe smoke I recon.


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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:50 am

Coldman wrote:You might have bought your tig online but it came from a bricks and mortar welding supply store. These other boxes you spoke of got nothing behind them except maybe smoke I recon.


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A good point, well made.

The little CIG fits the bill in many ways. Fairly portable, should be easily to move around a project out in the shed. I appreciate the tip, Coldie.


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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Coldman » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:54 am

Just remember that a 135 mig is strictly sheet metal grunt only, l promise you won't be welding 5mm like cigweld claims in their spec


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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:16 am

Coldman wrote:Just remember that a 135 mig is strictly sheet metal grunt only, l promise you won't be welding 5mm like cigweld claims in their spec


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Got that - but I'm sure it will tack just fine.



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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby weldin mike 27 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:07 am

The token tools mig doesn't excite you? I plan on buying one day, a 250 amp mig, I keep an eye on ebay and facebook, but I just don't have the funds.

I hear the 175i cigweld is a mint machine. Unimig razor, wia, lincoln powercraft are all good units.
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:22 am

weldin mike 27 wrote:The token tools mig doesn't excite you? I plan on buying one day, a 250 amp mig, I keep an eye on ebay and facebook, but I just don't have the funds.

I hear the 175i cigweld is a mint machine. Unimig razor, wia, lincoln powercraft are all good units.


I would trust Tokentools machines all day long. I had a problem with my Tig pedal last weekend - two years after purchase - called Pete at Token on a Saturday afternoon and he was more than happy to help. I would recommend Tokentools to anyone, the service is nothing short of amazing.

However, all of Token's Migs right now are out of my price range for the time being. :roll:



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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby OzFlo » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:02 am

Kym,

Ask yourself the question "Can I live without a mig machine right now?" If the answer is "yes" then ask yourself another question "can I live without a mig for the foreseeable future?" If the answer is still yes make a plan to start saving for a decent unit and work towards it. You'll be happier in the long run and will ultimately save yourself some money.

If the answer to the original question is "no" then you have some compromises to make. I'd steer clear of Rossi and anything that is sold by Edisons or any other alias they choose to trade under with ebay. Their customer service is terrible and their products and product support is woeful.

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