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twocik
07-20-2009, 04:11 AM
Ok so I'm just about ready to dive into welding and I have a few questions.

I've recently stumbled across this new Miller diversion 165 ac/dc welder and seems to be a little out of my price range, however I'm willing to fork out the extra for something that is going to hold up. I've heard nothing but great things about Miller and hope I've read right...

I understand that welding takes time, especially tig welding or is it tag now... ? Anyway this is something I need in my shop to complete the projects I have planned for this year. I'll be mostly building frames, kind of like a go kart frame, but not as complicated.




http://www.millerwelds.com/about/news_releases/2008/images/Miller-Diversion-165-Pkg.jpg





Is this a good beginners setup ?




What else would I need beside a helmet, nice welding table, tank + gas, rods and gloves ?

Switcher
07-20-2009, 06:28 AM
I have used Miller Mig gas welders for 3 years at an old job, I like them better than the Lincolns, I also ran a Lincoln for 6 months.

You might want to pick up a jacket also.

I found this link, you might have already looked at it http://www.millerwelds.com/freestuff/

Switcher
07-20-2009, 06:46 AM
You might want to shop around, the price on the Miller website is $1,617.00 (http://www.millerwelds.com/products/tig/diversion_165/), I found cheaper on my first Google search (not sure about warranty?).

http://www.google.com/products?q=Miller+diversion+165&hl=en&aq=f

Also check your local welding supply stores, they might haggle, throw in extras, etc... & still have a warranty? If other stores on the internet can sell for $1,284.79 (http://www.weldfabulous.com/Welders/Tig/Miller-Electric/Miller-907005-Diversion-165-p6094029.html) then your local welding supply should be able to do the same.

Just some ideas...