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Im looking into getting a mig and have come across the century (by lincoln) welders for 299. is this a quality welder and of same quality as a Lincoln brand.

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No, it's not going to be equal to the Lincoln in all ways- but if Lincoln built it it'll be a decent machine.

In all honesty, if you can only have one welder it should be a stick welder. Mig welders are full of problems and, while ideally suited to 8 hour a day 7 days a week use, can be finicky as heck when used infrequently.

The stick welder allows you to work in all positions and all conditions, it's generally cheaper than Mig welding and it's usually faster.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2011

  • kconde
    kconde Mar 09, 2015

    the above is only true if you are working on thicker metal. .alsogood mig welders are NOT problematic at all

  • Ryan Jones
    Ryan Jones Feb 05, 2016

    I agree with kconde. #1 question to be asked when inquiring about buying a welder is what sort of material will be welded with the machine.

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