Naturally I am neck deep in a major project... (35 ft long custom boat trailer for a 30 ft 9000 lb deep keel sail boat) that I have to finish... and get the boat out of the marina by 4/30, but the money is tight!!! About $400 is all I can do. I located a new old stock Century AC/DC 250 for about that amount and has something better than the 20% duty most new stuff is in this price range. So unless some one tells me its junk before morning I'm like going to buy it at our local supply.
My question is based in the future... can it be made to do DC MIG with the the appropriate add on... do add on MIG spools/guns that hook up to a DC source even exist? It would be nice to buy something I can expand its capabilities in the future.
yea 3 n 1 or 4 n 1 are cool, but I have $400 to put to a welder that will push a lot of 5/32 rod and finish this project, Not much is less than 3/16 and a lot is much thicker 1/4" and 3/8" material with critical loads. Thus the 5/32 rod and 145 amps. But am afraid of buying 400 dollar junk that won't hold semi continuous 24" long welds where the only cooling time is in grabbing of a new stick. The old Forney lasted almost 60 years... Old insulation and a bad tarp when it was in the pickup bed did it in I believe. That's too bad... built a lot of heavy metal projects with that old gal.
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