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Parkside Flux Cored MIG Welder @ Lidl £79.99

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Posted 18th Jul 2019

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This is probably best for DIY applications only but still a good price if you want to learn how to weld.

The ones in machine mart are a good £50 more expensive!

I would ditch the welding mask provided and but the arc reactive one which is £22.99!

Arc reactive Welding masks in machine mart are around £60!

Here are the specs from Lidl.

Powerful and compact – functions without the use of protective gas

Adjustable welding current

Adjustable 2-roller wire feeder for fast and continuous welding

Robust metal body with carry strap

Features fan cooling and overload protection, as well as thermo alarm with indicator light

2m welding cable with exchangeable welding nozzles (for Ø0.6/0.8/0.9 /1.0mm)

1.5m earthing cable with powerful clamp
Includes 0.45kg welding wire, burner nozzle (pre-mounted), 4 welding nozzles (1 pre-mounted), welding protection shield and chipping hammer with wire brush

Power cable length: 4m
Rated voltage: 230V
No-load circuit voltage: 31V
Recommended material thickness: 0.8–2.5mm
Welding current: 25–120A
Protection class: IP21S
3 year warranty
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powerbrick18/07/2019 20:15

This any good for doing work on cars? (I know nothing about welding, can …This any good for doing work on cars? (I know nothing about welding, can solder quite proficiently )


It would be fine.... used a gasless mig for years on body repairs always ready no empty bottles... will weld solid metal on a continuous run... but i tend to spot and do small runs to avoid warping and fires!... can get good results with practice... don't worry about pitch perfect finish.... grinders are your friend
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Just thinking out loud . . . . . but . . . . . . isn't a MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welder - that doesn't use gas . . . . a contradiction in terms?
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AnthHether00118/07/2019 19:37

Just thinking out loud . . . . . but . . . . . . isn't a MIG (Metal Inert …Just thinking out loud . . . . . but . . . . . . isn't a MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welder - that doesn't use gas . . . . a contradiction in terms?


This uses flux coated wire.. A tiny bit more spatter than a gas one but an amateur wouldn't notice!
Cold doesn't include capacitor
deleted221954018/07/2019 19:44

This uses flux coated wire.. A tiny bit more spatter than a gas one but an …This uses flux coated wire.. A tiny bit more spatter than a gas one but an amateur wouldn't notice!



I suppose it could be argued that the flux is in a gaseous state at the point of the arc. Hence the acronym MIG holds good. Hey, here's a thought . . . . if the flux is light, the machine could be called a MILF welder . . LOL.
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retrogamerr18/07/2019 19:46

Cold doesn't include capacitor


Sorry the flux capacitor is sold separately
This any good for doing work on cars? (I know nothing about welding, can solder quite proficiently )
powerbrick18/07/2019 20:15

This any good for doing work on cars? (I know nothing about welding, can …This any good for doing work on cars? (I know nothing about welding, can solder quite proficiently )


It would be fine.... used a gasless mig for years on body repairs always ready no empty bottles... will weld solid metal on a continuous run... but i tend to spot and do small runs to avoid warping and fires!... can get good results with practice... don't worry about pitch perfect finish.... grinders are your friend
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Considerably better than the standard "stick" welder - want,

absolutely don't need!
Would this be ok to make metal railings?
Better off getting a good Arc inverter welder (with a high high duty cycle) and spend an afternoon teaching yourself how to weld stick. Flux coated wire is expensive and you don't really have the advantages you get with Argon shielded MIG welding. You can also scratch TIG weld off most inverter Arc welders with slight modification.
The Hyundai welders aren't bad and feature in the eBay 20% off if it is still running. Alternatively you can get Stamos 200A welders with 100% duty cycle for not much more (although you can probably only pull 150-160A on a 13A supply).
Maggy123418/07/2019 22:24

Better off getting a good Arc inverter welder (with a high high duty …Better off getting a good Arc inverter welder (with a high high duty cycle) and spend an afternoon teaching yourself how to weld stick. Flux coated wire is expensive and you don't really have the advantages you get with Argon shielded MIG welding. You can also scratch TIG weld off most inverter Arc welders with slight modification.The Hyundai welders aren't bad and feature in the eBay 20% off if it is still running. Alternatively you can get Stamos 200A welders with 100% duty cycle for not much more (although you can probably only pull 150-160A on a 13A supply).


I bought their stick welder a few months ago. I intended to return it and buy this instead but was unsure about additional costs for flux wire..

So you answered my question. I'll keep the stick welder and leave this.
Argyll6818/07/2019 23:45

I bought their stick welder a few months ago. I intended to return it and …I bought their stick welder a few months ago. I intended to return it and buy this instead but was unsure about additional costs for flux wire..So you answered my question. I'll keep the stick welder and leave this.


A lot of flux cored MIG welders have the option of running the Argon inert gas, the welder listed above technically doesn't have the option of running Argon so is really just a glorified ARC welder anyway but will have the problem that the flux cored wire will likely stick on the feed wheel and it won't have the quality of shielding that you get on a cheap welding rod so welding outside in wind won't be as good.
Proper MIG welders are good for just picking up and welding fine stuff like car bodywork but Argon gas is dear and big cylinder rental isn't cost effective unless you do a lot of welding. With a bit of practice you can do great welds even on light stuff with an ARC welder.
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deleted36172618/07/2019 21:13

Considerably better than the standard "stick" welder - want, absolutely …Considerably better than the standard "stick" welder - want, absolutely don't need!


Go on treat yourself
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Maggy123418/07/2019 22:24

Better off getting a good Arc inverter welder (with a high high duty …Better off getting a good Arc inverter welder (with a high high duty cycle) and spend an afternoon teaching yourself how to weld stick. Flux coated wire is expensive and you don't really have the advantages you get with Argon shielded MIG welding. You can also scratch TIG weld off most inverter Arc welders with slight modification.The Hyundai welders aren't bad and feature in the eBay 20% off if it is still running. Alternatively you can get Stamos 200A welders with 100% duty cycle for not much more (although you can probably only pull 150-160A on a 13A supply).


I think you would struggle to get 130 on a 13a supply. Anymore draw and you will be tripping the fuse box everything you struck an arc.
Hi honey im back from the shop..

did you get some bread?

Yes, i got bread, cheese, butter, some UHT milk and a MIG Welder

Eh? WTF did you buy UHT milk for???
cainer119/07/2019 12:08

Hi honey im back from the shop..did you get some bread? Yes, i got bread, …Hi honey im back from the shop..did you get some bread? Yes, i got bread, cheese, butter, some UHT milk and a MIG WelderEh? WTF did you buy UHT milk for???



LOL... missus always worries I'll come home with the wetsuit...
deleted221954019/07/2019 08:58

I think you would struggle to get 130 on a 13a supply. Anymore draw and …I think you would struggle to get 130 on a 13a supply. Anymore draw and you will be tripping the fuse box everything you struck an arc.


Maybe on one of the old oil cooled transformer ARC welders but inverter ARC's don't pull as much at start-up. I have often welded at 150-160 on the occasion that I need a good deep weld and it doesn't trip the RCD's although I don't know if this is aided by all the hot start and anti-stick technology in the newer ARC welders.. My Telwin 150A MIG was also shipped with a 13A 3pin plug.
I think 160A is on the limit though.
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Maggy123419/07/2019 17:49

Maybe on one of the old oil cooled transformer ARC welders but inverter …Maybe on one of the old oil cooled transformer ARC welders but inverter ARC's don't pull as much at start-up. I have often welded at 150-160 on the occasion that I need a good deep weld and it doesn't trip the RCD's although I don't know if this is aided by all the hot start and anti-stick technology in the newer ARC welders.. My Telwin 150A MIG was also shipped with a 13A 3pin plug.I think 160A is on the limit though.


Yes inverter welder are very different, also very expensive to buy and when they go wrong
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Yes inverter welder are very different, also very expensive to buy and …Yes inverter welder are very different, also very expensive to buy and when they go wrong


They can be, got mine in a sale and cost me £110 although I bought a few adapters as it has a moulded euro plug which I didn't want to cut off under warranty.
My welder
Correction - this is a newer version of mine as I don't have the moulded carry handle- just a strap.
Edited by: "Maggy1234" 19th Jul 2019
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Plenty available in my local lidl
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