Originally Posted by BroncoSka
i think this will be more welder than i will need. but that is good.
NOW your learning, you can never buy TOO much welder! You learned a valuable lesson when you bought that Clarke POS, you just pissed your money away and could have used it toward something worth bragging about!
Im sure you will find that one a sweet unit. Try if you can, to weld all your beads flat if you can, then you will always have a nice bead. Verticals can be a pain if your not experienced, and dont even think of overheads. Practice, Practice, Practice!! Sorry, you never mentioned how much experience you had, but if your starting out, go take a course at your local VoTec, thats where I got my start, then I welded structural steel at a fab plant, all we did was thick shit.
Welding can be lots of fun, but be safe. Keep a fire extenguiser handy at all times (for that matter, just mount a small one on the side of your box), dont tuck anything in (pant legs or shirt), wear long sleeve tee-shirts (protect your arms from the light), and a good hood....
This hood is only $120, but worth every penny!!
The style hood I got from them, they dont even carry anymore, and I gave $150 for it, mine is fixed #9 but Ive done everything with it, and wouldnt trade it for the love of money!!