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What You Need To Know When Buying A MIG Welder

When somebody is looking to do their own auto body work, MIG welders are one of the first tools they should look at owning. MIG welding is very easy to learn and a MIG welder is a must-have for auto restoration or any type of metal fab, which is probably why you’re considering purchasing a MIG. If you’re not sure what exactly you need, we’re going to help you select the right machine for your job. Our MIG welders buying guide primarily looks at the MIG 135, MIG 175 and MIG 250, which are designed specifically for this type of welding. If you’re looking for a multi-process machine that will allow you to not only MIG weld, but also give you the option of stick and TIG welding, those units are also available at Eastwood.

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  • Eastwood MIG 135 Welder

    MIG Welder 110VAC/ 135A Output

    25-135 Amp infinite control allows you to weld up to 3/16" steel 120v input
    $359.99
    25-135 Amp infinite control allows you to weld up to 3/16" steel 120v input
    $359.99
  • Eastwood 175 Amp Mig Welder with spool gun

    Eastwood 175 Amp MIG Welder w/ spool gun

    30-175 Amp infinite control allows you to weld up to 5/16" steel at 240v input
    $549.99
    30-175 Amp infinite control allows you to weld up to 5/16" steel at 240v input
    $549.99
  • MIG Welder 250 Amps

    Eastwood MIG 250 Welder

    30-250 Amp infinite control allows you to weld up to 1/2" steel 120/240v input
    $899.99
    30-250 Amp infinite control allows you to weld up to 1/2" steel 120/240v input
    $899.99
  • MIG 135 and Rockwood Welding Helmet

    Eastwood MIG 135 Welder and Rockwood Welding Helmet Combo

    Great Welder & Helmet Combo for the DIYer.

    Starting at: $406.98

    Great Welder & Helmet Combo for the DIYer.

    Starting at: $406.98

  • eastwood elite mp250i multi-process welder

    Eastwood MP250i Multi-Process 250 Amp Welder - MIG/TIG/ARC

    MIG-TIG-ARC Weld with this Elite Multi-Process Welder that's a True DC TIG with High Frequency Start and Foot Pedal for Precision Fabrication.

    Starting at: $1,299.99

    MIG-TIG-ARC Weld with this Elite Multi-Process Welder that's a True DC TIG with High Frequency Start and Foot Pedal for Precision Fabrication.

    Starting at: $1,299.99

  • Eastwood Elite MP140i Multi Process Welder - MIG, TIG, Stick

    Eastwood Elite MP140i Multi Process Welder - MIG, TIG, Stick

    Built For The Professional - The Best 120 Volt Welder We've Ever Tested
    $499.99
    Built For The Professional - The Best 120 Volt Welder We've Ever Tested
    $499.99
  • Eastwood Elite MP200i Multi Process Welder - MIG, TIG, Stick

    Eastwood Elite MP200i Multi Process Welder - MIG, TIG, Stick

    Built For The Professional - The Best 200 Amp Multi-Process Welder We've Ever Tested
    $799.99
    Built For The Professional - The Best 200 Amp Multi-Process Welder We've Ever Tested
    $799.99
  • Eastwood 90A Flux Core Welder

    Eastwood 90 Amp Flux Core Welder

    60-90 Amp control allows you to weld up to 1/8" steel 120v input
    $234.99
    60-90 Amp control allows you to weld up to 1/8" steel 120v input
    $234.99
  • Eastwood MIG 135 Welder and Cart

    Eastwood MIG Welder 135 Amp and Cart

    Save when you get our MIG 135 with Cart -- low DIY price

    Starting at: $459.98

    Save when you get our MIG 135 with Cart -- low DIY price

    Starting at: $459.98

  • Eastwood Sheet Metal Fab Kit

    Eastwood Sheet Metal Fab Kit MIG 135 Versa Cut 20 and Cart

    Eastwood Sheet Metal Fab Kit includes MIG 135 Welder, Versa Cut 20 Plasma Cutter and Cart

    Starting at: $909.97

    Eastwood Sheet Metal Fab Kit includes MIG 135 Welder, Versa Cut 20 Plasma Cutter and Cart

    Starting at: $909.97

  • Eastwood MIG 250 AMP Welder Plasma Cut 60 and Cart

    Eastwood MIG 250 AMP Welder Plasma Cut 60 and Cart

    MIG 250 Plasma 60 and Cart

    Starting at: $1,811.97

    MIG 250 Plasma 60 and Cart

    Starting at: $1,811.97

  • Eastwood MIG Welder 135 And Versa Cut Plasma Cutter 40

    Eastwood MIG Welder 135 And Versa Cut Plasma Cutter 40

    Save when you buy them as a set for all your welding and cutting jobs

    Starting at: $929.98

    Save when you buy them as a set for all your welding and cutting jobs

    Starting at: $929.98

  • Handy MIG/Core Welder LEW K4084 1

    Handy MIG/Core Welder LEW K4084 1

    Handy MIG/Core Welder LEW K4084 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
    $499.99
    Handy MIG/Core Welder LEW K4084 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.
    $499.99
  • Handy MIG 115/1/60 LEW K2185 1

    Handy MIG 115/1/60 LEW K2185 1

    Handy MIG 115/1/60 LEW K2185 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
    $390.99
    Handy MIG 115/1/60 LEW K2185 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
    $390.99
  • Easy MIG 180 240v AC Compact Welder LEW K2698 1

    Easy MIG 180 240v AC Compact Welder LEW K2698 1

    Easy MIG 180 240v AC Compact Welder LEW K2698 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
    $879.99
    Easy MIG 180 240v AC Compact Welder LEW K2698 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
    $879.99
  • Easy MIG 140 120v AC Compact Welder LEW K2697 1

    Easy MIG 140 120v AC Compact Welder LEW K2697 1

    Easy MIG 140 120v AC Compact Welder LEW K2697 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
    $689.99
    Easy MIG 140 120v AC Compact Welder LEW K2697 1 Ships from the vendor, please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery
    $689.99
  • Eastwood XL View Auto Darkening Welding Helmet - XL9300

    Eastwood XL View Auto Darkening Welding Helmet - XL9300

    Extra-Large View True Color Technology One of the best helmets on the market for the price.
    $136.99
    Extra-Large View True Color Technology One of the best helmets on the market for the price.
    $136.99
  • Eastwood Large View Auto Darkening Welding Helmet - L6700

    Eastwood Large View Auto Darkening Welding Helmet - L6700

    Large View True Color Technology One of the best helmets on the market for the price.
    $89.99
    Large View True Color Technology One of the best helmets on the market for the price.
    $89.99
  • Rockwood Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

    Rockwood Auto Darkening Welding Helmet

    Provides all the protection you need at a great price
    $46.99
    Provides all the protection you need at a great price
    $46.99
  • Eastwood MIG Welder Welding Cart

    Eastwood MIG Welder Welding Cart

    Transport a MIG welder or Plasma 40, gas bottle, accessories
    $99.99
    Transport a MIG welder or Plasma 40, gas bottle, accessories
    $99.99
  • Eastwood MIG TIG Plasma Welding Cart

    Eastwood MIG TIG Plasma Welding Cart

    Put your welder on top, plasma cutter on the bottom, tools in the middle
    $161.99
    Put your welder on top, plasma cutter on the bottom, tools in the middle
    $161.99
  • Professional Welding Cart

    Eastwood Professional Welding Cart

    Holds 2 welders and gas bottles, plus consumables for easy movement around the shop
    $249.99
    Holds 2 welders and gas bottles, plus consumables for easy movement around the shop
    $249.99
  • eastwood toolbox welding cart

    Eastwood Toolbox Welding Cart

    The Eastwood Toolbox Welding Cart is the perfect addition to your shop to keep all of your welding supplies in one place.
    $311.99
    The Eastwood Toolbox Welding Cart is the perfect addition to your shop to keep all of your welding supplies in one place.
    $311.99
  • Eastwood MIG Welder Consumables Kit

    Eastwood MIG Welder Consumables Kit

    Kit includes 2 gas nozzles and 20 contact tips
    $41.99
    Kit includes 2 gas nozzles and 20 contact tips
    $41.99
  • Eastwood MIG Wire

    Eastwood Solid Mig Wire 0.030in - 2lb - 4" Spool

    High Quality Solid Mig Wire Perfect for your Eastwood Welder .030in x 2lb x 4"
    $14.99
    High Quality Solid Mig Wire Perfect for your Eastwood Welder .030in x 2lb x 4"
    $14.99
  • MIG Welding Wire

    Eastwood Solid Mig Wire 0.023in - 2lb - 4" Spool

    High Quality Solid Mig Wire Perfect for your Eastwood Welder .023in x 2lb x 4"
    $14.99
    High Quality Solid Mig Wire Perfect for your Eastwood Welder .023in x 2lb x 4"
    $14.99
  • Eastwood 25 Ft Welder Extension Cord

    Eastwood 25 Ft Heavy Duty Welder Extension Cord

    Perfect 220V welding extension cord that meets all industry and customer standards.
    $182.99
    Perfect 220V welding extension cord that meets all industry and customer standards.
    $182.99
  • Eastwood Adjustable Steel Welding Table

    Eastwood Adjustable Steel Welding Table

    Completely portable folding welding table with an adjustable angle top
    $122.99
    Completely portable folding welding table with an adjustable angle top
    $122.99
  • Eastwood MIG Wire

    Eastwood Solid Mig Wire 0.030in - 11lb - 8" Spool

    High Quality Solid Mig Wire Perfect for your Eastwood Welder .030in x 11lb x 8"
    $35.99
    High Quality Solid Mig Wire Perfect for your Eastwood Welder .030in x 11lb x 8"
    $35.99
  • Eastwood's Welding Jackets

    Eastwood Welding Jackets

    100% cotton jacket is flame-resistant, anti-static, and mildew-resistant

    Starting at: $39.99

    100% cotton jacket is flame-resistant, anti-static, and mildew-resistant

    Starting at: $39.99

  • Fiberglass Welding Blanket 4ft X 5ft

    Fiberglass Welding Blanket 4ft X 5ft

    Stops most hot spatter from burning nearby materials during welding
    $56.99
    Stops most hot spatter from burning nearby materials during welding
    $56.99
  • eastwood low profile welding cart

    Eastwood Low Profile Welding Cart

    Low Profile Welding Cart is perfect for tight garages. Even fits under a workbench with a 60CF Bottle attached.
    $96.99
    Low Profile Welding Cart is perfect for tight garages. Even fits under a workbench with a 60CF Bottle attached.
    $96.99
  • Eastwood Welding Cart with Drawers

    Eastwood Welding Cart with Drawers

    Keep all your welding accessories and consumables organized

    Starting at: $284.98

    Keep all your welding accessories and consumables organized

    Starting at: $284.98

  • Eastwood MIG 250 Consumable Kit

    Eastwood Multi-Process Welder Consumable Kit

    5 different tip sizes, 2 nozzles, 2 insulators and 2 tip holders.
    $32.99
    5 different tip sizes, 2 nozzles, 2 insulators and 2 tip holders.
    $32.99
  • Eastwood MP140i Welder Consumable Kit

    Eastwood MP140i Welder Consumable Kit

    Complete consumable kit For Eastwood Elite MP 140i
    $35.99
    Complete consumable kit For Eastwood Elite MP 140i
    $35.99
  • Tillman 48 Goatskin MIG Welding

    Tillman 48 Goatskin MIG Welding Gloves

    Premium top Grain Goatskin MIG Welding Gloves

    Starting at: $15.99

    Premium top Grain Goatskin MIG Welding Gloves

    Starting at: $15.99

  • Eastwood 40 Ft Welder Extension Cord

    Eastwood 40 Ft Welder Extension Cord

    Eastwood 220V 40 Ft Welder Extension Cord
    $221.99
    Eastwood 220V 40 Ft Welder Extension Cord
    $221.99
  • Eastwood MIG 135 and 175 Welder Cover

    Eastwood MIG 135 and 175 Welder Cover

    Great for storing your MIG welder for any period of time.
    $22.99
    Great for storing your MIG welder for any period of time.
    $22.99
  • Mig Welders Pliers

    Eastwood Mig Welders Pliers

    Designed to help you through specialized MIG welding tasks
    $20.99
    Designed to help you through specialized MIG welding tasks
    $20.99
  • Certiflat FabTurn DIY Welding Positioner Kit

    Certiflat DIY Weld Positioner Kit

    DIY Welding Positioner Kit
    $289.99
    DIY Welding Positioner Kit
    $289.99

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What You Need To Know When Buying A MIG Welder

When somebody is looking to do their own auto body work, MIG welders are one of the first tools they should look at owning. MIG welding is very easy to learn and a MIG welder is a must-have for auto restoration or any type of metal fab, which is probably why you’re considering purchasing a MIG. If you’re not sure what exactly you need, we’re going to help you select the right machine for your job. Our MIG welders buying guide primarily looks at the MIG 135, MIG 175 and MIG 250, which are designed specifically for this type of welding. If you’re looking for a multi-process machine that will allow you to not only MIG weld, but also give you the option of stick and TIG welding, those units are also available at Eastwood.

How to choose the best MIG Welder
Eastwood DIY Welding Authority



MIG WELDERS

What You Need to Know When Buying a MIG Welder

When somebody is looking to do their own auto body work, MIG welders are one of the first tools they should own. MIG welding is very easy to learn and a MIG welder is a must-have for auto restoration or metal fabrication.

If you’re not sure what exactly you need, we’re here to help you select the right machine for your job. On our MIG welding page, we’ve taken a closer look at how MIG welders work, when the best times are to use them and other information you need to know. We also offer a variety of products and resources for more experienced welders who want to Do the Job Right.

Whatever project you are working on, chances are that parts are getting increasingly difficult to find. That means you may have to craft your own parts, whether it's a bracket to hold internals or hood and door panels.

To make these parts, you'll need to be ready to do some welding. At Eastwood, we carry more than 4,000 products aimed at helping DIYers like you fabricate or fix whatever they need for a restoration project. Among that huge line of products are some of the best MIG welders on the market as well as MIG welding kits and accessories.

As opposed to TIG welding, MIG welding is perfect for bigger jobs and is easier to get done. There are a variety of applications for the home restoration enthusiast, and our experts will help you decide on the option that works best for you.


Eastwood MIG Welders

Get a great weld at a great value by shopping for MIG welding supplies at Eastwood. The most common type of industrial welding, metal inert gas (MIG) welders use a shielding gas and wire electrode to heat up two metal objects along with the wire to join them. Each Eastwood welder has been developed to meet or exceed the performance of other popular MIG welders at a lower price. Pick up one of our welders for use with mild steel, stainless steel and aluminum welding projects.


Choosing the Best MIG Welder

Eastwood manufactures three types of MIG welders for all types of fabrication. Our DIY MIG 135 welder is an excellent entry-level welder for simple jobs on sheet metal and steel up to 3/16-inch thick. For mechanic shop worthy performance, the MIG 175 can weld steel or aluminum that's up to 5/16-inch thick. Chose the MIG 250 for up to ½-inch thick welding that's in demand from race shops and other heavy-duty fabrication.

Our commitment to auto enthusiasts extends beyond our own MIG products. We also carry several models of Lincoln Electric portable MIG welders that have a compact design for welding on the go. With a flux core welder, you can get basic MIG performance without the need for a shielding gas. Multi-process welders allow users to perform several types of welding, including MIG, for any type of project.


Add Value with Our MIG Welding Kits

There's usually more to fabrication than just joining metal together. Bundle a welder with a Versa-Cut plasma cutter for sheet metal and aluminum in one of our MIG welding kits. You'll save money while getting all the equipment you need for automotive metal work. You can also order a welder that comes with cart or helmet. Most welders we sell include nozzles, wire spools, gas regulators and other needed accessories. Other consumables and parts are available such as the Welder’s Helper Copper Spoon Set, which we consider the Best MIG Welding Accessory for Beginners to prevent warpage and blow-through.


Resources to Do The Job Right

Since 1978, Eastwood has helped the DIY community complete their dream projects by offering the right tools and thorough education. Use the tools above to compare welders and consult the MIG Welders Buyers Guide to determine whether a MIG Welder is a must-have for your shop. In the Eastwood Garage, you’ll find helpful articles such as our MIG Welding Tips for Beginners, how to troubleshoot why your MIG welder won’t arc and an explanation of MIG welding duty cycles.

Instead of going to other Eastwood welder dealers for DIY MIG welders, come right to the source by shopping in our online store or one of our retail shops. All welders we sell have a 3-year manufacturer's warranty and come with our no-hassle returns. And rest assured that our 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee will help you protect your investment.


MIG Welder Frequently Asked Questions

What is a MIG Welder Good For?

Like all types of welders, a MIG welder has its benefits and drawbacks. These welders are the best option for people new to metal fabrication, as it is the easiest welding process to learn. Metal inert gas welders produce clean welds that are strong and look great. In addition to steel, you can also MIG weld stainless steel and aluminum alloys.

Another advantage of MIG welding is that it works on both thin and thick metals. It provides the best control to work on sheet metal body panels or other auto parts and can also be used for trailer frames and farm equipment. If you have a time-sensitive welding project, MIG is the best choice for a solid, clean result.

What is the Best MIG Welder for Beginners?

Our Eastwood MIG 135 is ideal for home hobbyists, light fabricators, and others who need an industrial-quality welder at a low price. It welds steel and stainless steel up to 3/16-inch thick and also can do flux-core welding. The welder runs on the standard 120V current found in most garages. If you need to weld aluminum, go with the Eastwood MIG 175 that comes with a Spool Gun.

Regardless of what unit you buy, remember to listen to your MIG welder. When used properly, they should sizzle with occasional pops and spits like bacon in a pan. Changes in the sound can tell you if the wire speed is too high, the shield gas is turned off or something else is amiss. The Eastwood Forum is a good place to visit if you encounter issues.

Is ARC Welding Stronger Than MIG Welding?

At their core, MIG and ARC/Stick Welds have about the same strength — the differences lie in the situation. ARC welders have much better metal penetration, so they create stronger welds on thick metals. They also are much stronger on dirty metals or in windy conditions. On the other hand, MIG welders can make good welds on aluminum while stick welders cannot.





 

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