Eastwood MIG Welder 135 Amp

Eastwood MIG Welder 135 Amp

Product Review (submitted on May 9, 2014):

I want to preface this by saying that I am not an experienced welder. I've taught myself how to weld almost exclusively using YouTube and tech articles, and the recent Kevin Tetz welding videos in particular. That said, I have a 1967 Mustang that I have been restoring for almost a year now. I had originally bought a $200 MIG from a big chain department store, and it never worked right, no matter what I did, how I tried to set it, or how many "how to" videos I watched.

I finally gave up and decided to purchase Eastwood's unit instead. First of all, the shipping was amazing. I ordered this on Tuesday, and I had it set up in my garage by Thursday afternoon. And let me tell you, the difference was NIGHT and DAY. You could see the quality right out the box. The instructions weren't written in three different languages, the shield gas hose didn't look as if it would be better suited for an aquarium, the drive motor didn't whine and creak along, and the settings on door were accurate and easy to understand. The second I pulled the trigger, I heard not intermittent pops and sputters as with the other welder on the same settings, but the sweet sound of "bacon frying." Perfect penetration, and no blowthrough. In fact, for all of the money I spent on trying to get the cheap department store MIG to work, I could have bought two of these Eastwood units. My only regret is that I didn't buy it to start with.