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Old 03-21-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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Anyone have a good source online for welding supplies? I'd go to airgas but they close at 4pm. What about other stores between DC and Reston?

I need some 308 mig wire, some 309 mig wire, some mild steel wire, and maybe a cart.

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I've used http://weldingdepot.com and http://ramweldingsupply.com/ without an issues.
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Try http://www.praxair.com/

farm and fleet, home depot, lowes
or the Phone Book

Build the Cart... YOU HAVE A WELDER
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I use my local welding supply via phone book, same place I pick up my argon bottles. There should be a few in your area.
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Everything is in Fairfax and Manassas. Reston, Falls Church, Mclean is too upscale for welding shops.

Try these guys:
Lincoln Electric Co
470 Springpark pl, Herndon, VA
(703) 904-7735


if you take 66 home you could get off on nutley and try these guys:
Roberts Oxygen Co
2929 Eskridge Rd # A, Fairfax, VA
(703) 698-5322


not sure if they have what you need, but a phone call dont hurt.
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thanks. I just ordered the crap at welding depot. I don't have time to drive all over during the day. home deep doesn't carry stainless wire.

I can build a cart.... but I'm busy welding car parts.
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I can build a cart.... but I'm busy welding car parts.
get an old metal furniture dolly ($5) weld some spacers, and voila
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get an old metal furniture dolly ($5) weld some spacers, and voila
dude, why would I spend any time when I can pick up a cart for under 50 bucks?
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...I don't have time to drive all over during the day....
and those online shops are usually cheaper even with the shipping

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I can build a cart.... but I'm busy welding car parts.
I'm coming to the same conclusion, especially with deals like this.
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dude, why would I spend any time when I can pick up a cart for under 50 bucks?
Because Its faster and cheaper than ordering one and waiting for it to show up. But whatever to each their own.
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Because Its faster and cheaper than ordering one and waiting for it to show up. But whatever to each their own.
maybe if I had the raw material sitting around. but I run into the same problem as not having time to find welding supplies there. scrap yards are even more rare.

harbor freight for $39.99, northern tool for $49.99. I'm cool with it taking a week. I probably wouldn't have time in 3.
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