Hi everyone. I am new to most aspects of metalwork, certainly I am a novice when it comes to any kind of welding. I am building a trailer, and am likely to build more trailers (and modified frames) in the near future. As such, I've had a look at buying my own welding equipment. Today I chanced upon an item in a shop, sitting on a high shelf in a dusty box - it looked like it had been there a long, long time. The price was only £49.99 (GBP), and the info I was read from the top of the box included:
max 140A output
The brand is Draper.
On the side of the box were sketches of different applications, and one was a man applying a weld to a bicycle - so at least the manufacturer had that in mind.
Here's a picture of the box:
Any input would be much appreciated. This is really cheap, half the price of any other (more modern) arc welders. This, I presume, is indeed an arc welder itself. I read a thread just now about that, and it's suitability, or otherwise, for framebuilding - but from what I gathered it should be sufficient for me.