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MIG welding actually can "look" pretty good and be more than sufficient in peneteration and strength. I have had a TIG set up for years and, as an amateur weekend welder, like it a great deal. Recently bought Lincoln 175 MIG wire welder for a more convenient machine in awkward situations and
set-up work and the welds looked terrible. A dog could have done better even without opposable thumbs. So I took a couple of welding attempts/parts to the local Miller welding equipment store and asked "What am I doing wrong?" The answers were simple, adjustments made and I now am happy with the results. All this said I believe that with minimal guidance and practice anyone, even a Frenchman, could weld very very nicely, be proud of their effort and have a strong reliable weld. Leave the body grinder out of the equation for if you need to use it something is seriously wrong. Take a trip to the welding store and get enlightenment from a professional. Stay away from the Chinese junk and buy American. My 18 cents worth. EPS - Tucson
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