VegasNick
VegasNick New Reader
Jan. 10, 2018 4:03 p.m.

Finally getting settled in Daytona and had a chance to unbox the new Vulcan MIGMax 215 welder. I am not a seasoned pro fabricator by any means, but I have to say that I am really impressed. Easy to set up, stable arc, and clean welds so far. If anything, I'll change the regulator to one with a flow meter as opposed to the pressure gauge, but otherwise I am leaving it alone. It has gotten really great reviews on their site and some of the YouTube pages. I have to agree. 

FWIW I am running Blue Demon ER70S6 wire in it. 

 

 

https://www.harborfreight.com/MIGMax-215-Welder-with-120240-Volt-Input-63617.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiMTM4NzMwMjkiLCJza3UiOiI2MzYxNyIsImlzIjoiNTc5Ljk5IiwicHJvZHVjdF9p%0D%0AZCI6IjEyMTAzIn0%3D%0D%0A&utm_source=hpBanner&utm_campaign=vulcan215hptot010118

Toyman01 MegaDork
Jan. 10, 2018 7:04 p.m.

I've been eyeballing their ProTIG 200. A AC/DC tig with aluminum capability for $900 is very tempting. 

VegasNick
VegasNick New Reader
Jan. 11, 2018 7:45 a.m.

In reply to Toyman01 :

Based on the experience with the mig so far, that will most likely be the next purchase. 

grover Reader
Feb. 4, 2018 1:39 p.m.

I bought the flux 125 about 6 months ago because I’ve never welded before and I’ve had a blast. I’d love a tig I think- but is the only advantage cleaner welds and thicker metal? Please excuse my ignorance. 

Stefan MegaDork
Feb. 4, 2018 2:47 p.m.

You can modify them to provide DC current for the flux wire which provides a better weld with less splatter.

Ditching their wire for quality stuff helps too.

Google HF Flux Welder Mods and you can get some ideas.

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