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  1. #1
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    Default Power I-MIG 253 DPI vs Power I-MIG 353 DPI

    Just starting to look into these two for my next purchase. I deal with a lot of 16 gauge stainless panels to 3/8" brackets for my line of repair work for the hospitals that I contract. Besides doing service work on the machinery, the fab work is starting to pick up steadily. I currently have a Power I-MIG 200 that I bought back in 2013 and it's still going strong but would like to have a backup.

    I like the 353 DPI since it comes with a water cooler so I'm hoping to use it not only for the MIG but I have a Power TIG 255 EXT that I can use it as well. Besides the stainless work, I'm starting to work on body panels on trucks and cars. I seldom weld aluminum and if I need to, I use the 255 EXT. The speed of the process is not as important as a good-looking weld. Most projects I have the time to get things done but on occasion, I have an urgent repair job that needs to be welded up quickly!

    I guess I'm trying to find a good excuse to pick one up besides being a tax write-off so any input would be greatly appreciated!

    GTig

  2. #2
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    After more research and looking at videos, I'm leaning towards the i-mig 253 DPI. Thanks!

    GTig

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