Mig welder £79.99 instore @ LIDL
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Mig welder £79.99 instore @ LIDL

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Found 11th Jul 2017
Mig welder at Lidl. Crook DL15
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May be worth mentioning 3 yr guarantee, it was on offer on Sunday, no gas mig 0.45kg reel of 0.9 wire in box.
Edited by: "shadey12" 11th Jul 2017
As mig welders go this is very much bottom of the pile. Its not powerful as claimed (it will weld 1 to 2mm thick mild steel and fluxed welding wire is pretty naff and lots of fumes).
marty-40123 m ago

As mig welders go this is very much bottom of the pile. Its not powerful …As mig welders go this is very much bottom of the pile. Its not powerful as claimed (it will weld 1 to 2mm thick mild steel and fluxed welding wire is pretty naff and lots of fumes).

Can you suggest a better spec, budget mig rig?

Edit: I want one, looking for suggestions.
Edited by: "DonnyBrago" 11th Jul 2017
Machine mart supply a fair bit , a bit more money but get their 20percent off vouchers and your quids in
DonnyBrago

Can you suggest a better spec, budget mig rig?Edit: I want one, looking … Can you suggest a better spec, budget mig rig?Edit: I want one, looking for suggestions.


What type of material/thickness are you looking to weld and what part of the country are you? Always happy to help.
marty-4016 m ago

What type of material/thickness are you looking to weld and what part of …What type of material/thickness are you looking to weld and what part of the country are you? Always happy to help.

Hi Marty, near Bournemouth, looking to weld thinner steel, i.e. car bodywork would be ideal. The ability to weld up to 1.5-2mm would be nice though.

Cheers!
MIG welding is the same as most hobbies... yes you can get better, but even welders at twice this price are rubbish.
To get a decent weld you need a gasless... then you need a bottle of gas-etc etc before your done you are getting on for a small fortune.
If tacking the odd bit of car is all you need, this may well suffice.. but in the hands of a noob, even 10k gear will ruin a car !
Practice on used tin cans (steel) and you will soon see how delicate this process is.
DonnyBrago

Hi Marty, near Bournemouth, looking to weld thinner steel, i.e. car … Hi Marty, near Bournemouth, looking to weld thinner steel, i.e. car bodywork would be ideal. The ability to weld up to 1.5-2mm would be nice though.Cheers!


Not much in your area that I can see. What you will need is a mig which goes down to 25/30 amps and if running from a 13amp plug no higher than 150amps. Just check that any welders you look at don't have a permanently live torch (otherwise each time the wire touches the metal without pulling the trigger the mig wire will often fuse itself to the mig tip). As for welding on car bodywork think safety first....disconnect the batteryand alternator and keep away from the fuel tank and lines. Also cover anything that weld spatter may land on. Take a look here and get schooled up before buying mig-welding.co.uk , lots of other helpful folk on the forum.
marty-4012 m ago

Not much in your area that I can see. What you will need is a mig which …Not much in your area that I can see. What you will need is a mig which goes down to 25/30 amps and if running from a 13amp plug no higher than 150amps. Just check that any welders you look at don't have a permanently live torch (otherwise each time the wire touches the metal without pulling the trigger the mig wire will often fuse itself to the mig tip). As for welding on car bodywork think safety first....disconnect the batteryand alternator and keep away from the fuel tank and lines. Also cover anything that weld spatter may land on. Take a look here and get schooled up before buying http://www.mig-welding.co.uk , lots of other helpful folk on the forum.

Cheers buddy, have been on migwelding forum a fair bit, albeit only as a lurker. Much appreciated!
Has anyone a real scientific reason for disconnecting the alternator/battery, other than hearsay ?
I've done both for years with no issues...
Not 100% science but what I have seen happen when welding on a car......sometimes the alternator diodes get fried and very occasionally the ecu gets it to. Some say this is down to the welding sets earth clamp being too far away from what's being welded and the welding sets ocv then spikes other components. You can buy surge suppression tools to put across the battery but I have not tried/trusted these. One of the worst/most expensive cases I recall was when a friend tried to tig weld on his car and the high frequency start fried just about every electronic component on the car.
For anyone interested in these, brighouse store has a load of these for £39.99 as an opening offer.
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