Opinions of Cigweld Weldskill 135 mig

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Opinions of Cigweld Weldskill 135 mig

Unread post by jgrov2 » January 10th, 2014, 12:43 pm

im looking at cigweld weldskill 135 mig
http://www.cigweld.com.au/product/diy/w ... g-machine/
mainly to learn and start a few projects
looking to first knock up an exhaust then move on to rock sliders and other bar work
i only have 10 amp plugs in the garage so im pretty limited
will this welder get the job done and get me started?
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Re: Opinions of Cigweld Weldskill 135 mig

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » January 10th, 2014, 4:51 pm

Thanks identical to the $300 bunnings gas/gassless welder.

Save yourself some $$.
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Re: Opinions of Cigweld Weldskill 135 mig

Unread post by Lux04 » January 11th, 2014, 11:32 pm

Short answer- No

Although Cigweld make quality machines, this machine is 'undergunned' for your intended use.
eg, exhaust flanges, I believe are 8 < 10mm material.

If you don,t mind me asking, how many $ do you intend to invest.

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Re: Opinions of Cigweld Weldskill 135 mig

Unread post by jgrov2 » January 13th, 2014, 12:33 am

Ideally don't want to go over $500
This machine is $300 Rogers cruiser lol
I think I'm limited because only have 10amp plugs in a rental
I didn't think it would mater much with the flanges because the pipe material is pretty thin? I'd also like to weld on the inverted rear shocks mount from lockted up too
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Re: Opinions of Cigweld Weldskill 135 mig

Unread post by Lux04 » January 29th, 2014, 11:34 pm

Hi jgrov2, my appologies for time of reply, I took the family up the Dargo area.

Anyway, a welding machine which has 240V-10A input will never have the output A for your intended use.

If you are just joining exhaust pipe, the 135 Mig would handle it fine, pending opperator skill level.

If your welding 3>5mm material, with the 135 Mig I woud suggest you use buttjoint prep.

It mite be a hard ask, but put it to the landlord to install a 240V/15A outlet, and save a few more dollars for a higher output machine.

All the best.

P.S. Shock absorber mounts are not for the novice welder, no matter what machine , or process used.

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Re: Opinions of Cigweld Weldskill 135 mig

Unread post by Rogers Cruiser » January 29th, 2014, 11:54 pm

Lux04 wrote:....
Anyway, a welding machine which has 240V-10A input will never have the output A for your intended use.
...
P.S. Shock absorber mounts are not for the novice welder, no matter what machine , or process used.
I completely disagree and agree in that order.

Shock absorber mounts are not to be played with!

However, for barwork, and rocksliders we are talking 1-6mm steel, and this welder assuming its the same as the bunnings model I have will handle it fine. On the higher settings it will move to overload every 4minutes of solid welding. I know this as I can factor my workload around it.

I have done solid welds with complete penetration on 5mm steel, but I do think that anything more then 5-6mm steel might be pushing your luck! :lol: (I may post some pics of my new bullbar, when its finished, and its engineered to be overkill, 5mm plate, 4mm thick crush tubes, 3mm horizontal bar and only 1mm hoops. all done with my 135A Mig :rolleyes: )
'98-'06 - FJ-45 Ute fell over one day and didnt survive
'06-now - HJ-47 Troopy, restored and now daily driver.
'13-now - HJ-47 Ute, Farm fresh rust bucket, needs a restoration. viewtopic.php?f=22&t=152811

now - Off Road Box/Camper Trailer. viewtopic.php?f=134&t=153968&p=1792444#p1792444

Dont listen to me, Ive got an opinion on everything!

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