Serious Explorations Ford Explorer and Ranger Message Board
#1 Resource for Ford Explorers and Rangers for 20 years 1996-2016

Searches Only

Ford Explorer Generation Guide

2017 Explorer Forums Elite Membership Chat Elite Rides Reviews Gallery
Go Back   Ford Explorer and Ranger Forums "Serious Explorations" > Projects - Hobbies and Additional Topics > Projects - Hobbies - DIY > Tools and Garage


Tools and Garage A forum to discuss tools and shop setup.

Lincoln Idealarc SP-150 used... suggestions?

Thread Tools
Old 01-31-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
Clinton Twp, MI
'96 XLT V8 4WD
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,249

Vehicle Specs

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
(Original Poster)
Lincoln Idealarc SP-150 used... suggestions?

I've been keeping an eye on a welder going across craigs list. It is an old SP-150 220V MIG welder. from what I've ready on one other board (the only useful information that comes up on google) these are rather robust machines for the price.

He originally wanted $650. the information I came across said the newer counter part (SP-175) retails for around $750, meaning this price is a little high (and more than I wanted to spend)

He has just re-posted it for $500 (still too high, but it shows that he might be getting toward my price eventually)

My question: Where should I pull the trigger?

my other information suggested spending only $350 at most and a few people said buying a used welder was insane because it would cost more in the long run.

Let me know what you think.

it's funny that everyone's embarrassed to drive a station wagon, but drop a truck chassis under it and call it a SUV and suddenly everyone wants one...

my truck's build up (in progress)
Electrohacker is offline   Reply With Quote
( Join the Elite Explorers )

Join the Elite Explorers for only $20 a year

Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose and fix problems yourself, and learn which modifications really work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members can change the forum "styles" to eliminate most ads, including the blue underlined links, and no ads on photos. Other benefits include the ability to store 1000 Private Messages, add your own avatar to your posts, upload photo attachments directly to your posts and to our Photo Gallery and more. Join the Elite Explorers today. Your support of the forum is greatly appreciated.


Suggest this thread to friends:

Join the "Elite Explorers" Today!

Top of Page

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:05 PM.

US Flag
We Support Our Troops!

Copyright 2016 - 1996 Rick Horwitz Photography Explorer Forum is celebrating it's 20th birthday!!

Ford Motor Company is not involved in the management of this site in any way.

All tips on this site are for use at your own risk and discretion.

Modifying the suspension on any vehicle will cause changes to its handling characteristics.

Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.