Do any of you guys have experience MIG welding?I'm looking for a starter MIG welding machine--something good enough that I can learn with and grow into but hopefully won't break the bank. I mostly want to work with mild steel and aluminum.Suggestions?
The gas part has me worried a bit--not the actual handling part, but finding a place to get it locally (Baltimore, MD area). I'm curious if they'll deliver to a residential area. This is exciting. I just want to weld some metal together to make unusable bigger pieces of metal!
I have been meaning to try brazing. It's supposed to work on any metal but be especially good on soft metals. I know MIG is supposed to be good for dissimilar metals.If you just need to work with aluminum have you considered brazing? Sorry to clutter the thread.
I don't think brazing works with aluminum. (AFAIk you need the inert gas environment to prevent oxidation).