Eastwood MIG Welder 135 Amp

    Eastwood MIG Welder 135 Amp

    Product Review (submitted on March 10, 2012):

    A competent little welder, but not worth a penny more than they get for it.

    Ground wire came off the clamp after about 3 ft of bead ... trigger wire ends fell off while I was assembling the machine the first time. Several other minor quality problems that weren't worth sending it back by freight. If I had bought it locally I wouldn't have fixed it myself, I would have taken it back for replacement.

    You CAN weld aluminum with it, but ONLY if you find the stiffer magnesium alloy wire.

    The fact that the wire and gas feed start at the same time makes the beginning of an aluminum bead a problem. If there was a slight delay in the wire, it would work much better ... it could be a minor software upgrade. I'm probably going to add a purge/pre-weld switch to the gas solenoid.

    If you plan on welding a lot of aluminum ... save a few more pennies and buy something farther up the line