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MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Newsmoke » April 12th, 2019, 9:01 pm

As i am planning my new build I am going to purchase a welder however I struggle to decide if I should go for the MIG/MAG or MMA welder.
I will be doing most of my weld outdoor but as you all know we do have some length to weld sometimes and using a stick welder on last build was a bit of trouble (very cheap). However due to my Budget around 600USD (500euros) it is easier to have a quality MMA then a MIG/MAG (that I would be using without gas as it's outdoor).

What are you thoughts and advice? Dirtytires I did take note of your comment but wanted to have several opinion. Thanks a lot



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Chromeski » April 13th, 2019, 1:04 am

I'm a huge fan of the mig welders. If you get an mma one I would go for one that's an expert in jujitsu with a background in kickboxing as well.



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Newsmoke » April 13th, 2019, 4:47 am

:ymapplause: :welder:



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by JKalchik » April 14th, 2019, 11:47 pm

Chromeski wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 1:04 am
I'm a huge fan of the mig welders.
Remember that you can run flux core wire in a MIG process which will let you weld in a light breeze. Some MIG welders are flux core only (no provision for shielding gas.)

I've been told my multiple people that dual shield (flux core with shielding gas) lays down a very nice bead.


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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Newsmoke » April 14th, 2019, 11:47 pm

Just saw that it is in the wrong section. Admin could you please transfer it to the welding section. Sorry about that



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Chromeski » April 15th, 2019, 10:25 am

JKalchik wrote:
April 14th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Chromeski wrote:
April 13th, 2019, 1:04 am
I'm a huge fan of the mig welders.
Remember that you can run flux core wire in a MIG process which will let you weld in a light breeze. Some MIG welders are flux core only (no provision for shielding gas.)

I've been told my multiple people that dual shield (flux core with shielding gas) lays down a very nice bead.
Sorry, bad joke... yes I know many of those small units have no gas hookup. If it were me I'd definitely be looking for one with gas hookup. Never tried the dual shield all I can't say.



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Diggerg » September 6th, 2019, 4:02 pm

Just bought an esab rebel multi process. MMA Mig and Tig all from one machine. Awesome. Don't know where you are based but it can run off a normal 13A three pin plug in the UK
https://www.esabna.com/us/en/products/a ... -215ic.cfm



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by JKalchik » September 7th, 2019, 12:37 am

Diggerg wrote:
September 6th, 2019, 4:02 pm
Just bought an esab rebel multi process. MMA Mig and Tig all from one machine. Awesome. Don't know where you are based but it can run off a normal 13A three pin plug in the UK
https://www.esabna.com/us/en/products/a ... -215ic.cfm
Looks like a nice little machine for most of what I'd use it for...... but welding up my GF, those duty cycles would have driven me out of my tiny little mind.


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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Diggerg » September 7th, 2019, 3:16 am

They do bigger ones. We have the 215. They do a 440v one



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Dirtytires » September 7th, 2019, 11:36 pm

13 amp? Yikes....pretty sure my drop-light pulls more than that....lol.



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Diggerg » September 9th, 2019, 3:04 pm

13amp @ 240v



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Diggerg » September 9th, 2019, 3:08 pm

Its a portable multi process machine for work. I have a 300A stick/Tig and a 300A mig in the shop



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Re: MMA or MIG/MAG welder

Post by Dirtytires » September 9th, 2019, 5:56 pm

That makes more sense.....thanks for clarifying.



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