Eastwood MIG Welder 175 Amp with Spool Gun

Eastwood MIG Welder 175 Amp with Spool Gun

Product Review (submitted on December 31, 2011):

I've had the welder for a year now. Unfortunately, I suffered a stroke just after it arrived so I'm just now able to submit my opinion. THANK GOD THERE IS A 3 YEAR WARRANTY!! I don't think I'm going to need any warranty service for this unit. I've done production welding for numerous years using company supplied welders, Hobart, Miller, and Lincoln and I can't find any differences at all. Honestly the compactness of this unit is far superior than all of the above. I found NO lag time during extended feeds. The current was consistent even on 20-30 second beads. Trigger response was better than expected, even on the spool gun. The current cut out time was almost nil. I recently welded a tooth onto a front end loader bucket, it was 1/2" thick and I had no problem running multiple beads, the penetration was perfect. If you are a beginner I would suggest you purchase the video before you try any welding with it, but the same goes for all welders. My only disappointment was the size of the Argon Gauges that came with the unit. You really do need reading glasses to see the needles. You can buy regular size gauges for about $50.00 at any welding supply place.
All and all this unit will stand up to the needs of any small business or shop.
Thank you very much for introducing me and others here to this line. All your statements regarding this product are absolutely true!!