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Battery-Powered Portable MIG Welder
"Our new battery-powered portable MIG welder isn't much bigger than a hair dryer, but it can weld steel and stainless steel up to 1/2 in. thick as well as aluminum up to 3/4 in. thick. It's amazing how much work it can do, working with or without gas," says Ron Lister, Ready Welder Corp., San Pedro, Calif.
The "Ready Welder" kit consists of a MIG gun with 9 1/2 ft. long cables, 10 ft. of gas hose, a 1-lb. spool of flux-cored .035 wire, extra tips, and a gas hose connector. Welding power is provided by two 12-volt batteries (not supplied) connected in series to supply 24 volts, or by an optional battery power pack that's equipped with an on-board battery charger. The basic unit weighs only 10 lbs. not including batteries.
"People have a hard time believing that a welder this compact has the power to weld 1/2-in. thick steel, but it's true," says Lister. "It's much more useful than conventional MIG welders powered by a generator be-cause you can take it with you wherever you go - just hook it up to batteries and start welding. Two 12-volt car batteries have enough power to keep the welder going for at least 15 minutes of continuous welding. Unlike a conventional MIG welder and generator, the Ready Welder produces very little noise. One Arizona rancher told us that he was able to repair a fence right next to some horses without spooking them."
Ready Welder systems start at $995 and go up to around $3,000 for systems that include power packs, resistors, MIG, TIG, and stick arc welders as well as helmets, gloves, etc.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Ready Welder Corp., 1931 N. Gaffey St. Ste. B, San Pedro, Calif. 90731 (ph 800 935-3644 or 310 832-2541; fax 310 832-9958).

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2