I've never welded before, so be gentle with me, please. ;-)
What type of welder would you recommend a new guy buy to weld things on motorcyles, etc.? I'm building a custom motorcycle now, and to have many of the items welded for me is going to cost 200-300 dollars. If I could get into a welder for that amount of money I try to learn weld and do it myself.
The frame is made of mild steel tubing about .188" thick. I'd be welding some tabs on it for a kick stand, exhaust pipes, and so on. Also might do a little welding on some of the sheet metal, like stretching a gas tank.
I have access to an older, but functional stick welder. Runs on 110 volts, and is a 100 amp??? model. Don't recall the make, but it is a big red box and has a black face...I think. Maybe a Hobart, I'll have to check. Would this welder do the trick? None of the welds I would be making would be load bearing. The frame is already built.
Am I fooling myself by thinking I could learn to weld good enough to do all this? Be honest with me.
Sorry for so many questions, and thanks in advance.
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