From:Brent e-mail:what ever
Subject:RE: RE: RE: welders Date:Sat Sep 29 23:34:31 2012
Response to:17855
Doug, yep, I'm a stick welder myself and throw a pretty good bead but learned a long time ago my welds broke an 1/8th" out. Didn't know about nitrogen/hydrogen impigment and all that hardening crap...now I know to get it all red with a torch afterwards and let it cool slowly.

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Ya, What he said. I'm a "Farm welder" get the job done but I wouldn't weld the frame, maybe the motor mounts, and I have welded the foot peg mounts.

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Save yourself time and money (and worry). I work in a sheet metal shop and am surrounded by union welders. It's taught me a lot. If you don't know how to weld....don't; especially if you are going to go down the road on it after spending all the other money on paint and parts. These guys all ride also. Take your stuff to a shop.

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Has anybody had any experience with any of the welders sold by harbor freight? I was thinking about getting the 170 amp mig/flux wire welder and wondered if anybody had any thoughts good or bad. I need it for some frame welding and re-welding on new motor mounts.