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Old 06-28-2020, 04:25 PM   #11
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a neverlast piece of schit welder.( or is it a pipe thawing machine?).you should have bought a lincoln, how much was that garbage?
People mock the size of it.
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Old 06-28-2020, 05:05 PM   #12
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I’ve been looking for a small welder for some years. Don’t care if it’s a Miller or Lincoln. I’ve seen a few come up on Craigslist for a couple hundred bucks, always too late.

Back when I was in the electric motor business we had a pos welder from harbor freight come through under warranty. My buddy spent the better part of a day diagnosing it. Called them with the part number... ended up receiving a whole new welder instead of the part....
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Iíve been looking for a small welder for some years. Donít care if itís a Miller or Lincoln. Iíve seen a few come up on Craigslist for a couple hundred bucks, always too late.

Back when I was in the electric motor business we had a pos welder from harbor freight come through under warranty. My buddy spent the better part of a day diagnosing it. Called them with the part number... ended up receiving a whole new welder instead of the part....
These little things have come along way. I was going for the AHP 160st which is $100 cheaper. Apparently they're sold out.
Hell, even the Harbor Freight units get decent reports. As far as longevity, I can't answer that but will keep you posted.
Have tools will travel.
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Old 06-28-2020, 08:36 PM   #14
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Is it coni suer or con a sewer ? Enlighten me.
Replacing my Maxstar would have put me over a grand, Miller, Lincoln, HTP whatever. This, unit comes in at under $400.00 with a new welding hood with smoke hole.
it comes down to personal choice, if you like it then great, but just know its limitations and if it breaks good luck with warranty, that has been a big issue with neverlast....there have been a ton of complaints on that company, and just go to any welding forum and ask what welders think of it and that will more than answer your question..
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Oh well. I'll give it a test drive today.
a neverlast piece of schit welder.( or is it a pipe thawing machine?).you should have bought a lincoln, how much was that garbage?
ShtRnsdownhill: I wouldn’t say this unless I thought you could handle it:
When you post stuff like this, I read your posts in Edgar’s voice (from Men in Black). You just have a way with words.

Of course, I’m quite sure you’ll say that when I post, you hear my voice as Mini Mouse, or Freddie Mercury, or Micheal Jackson ....that’s fair take your pick.

Ok actually to my point, I have a Miller AirCrafter. It’s a great welder but it takes up a TON of room, draws a TON of power, and is mostly great - I used to do a lot of tig welding at work (s.s. Process piping) with other welders. I do a bunch of tig welding for various hobbies etc.

My buddy just got a Vulcan from HF (I think most of this stuff is made in the same factory-just a guess). The Vulcan is nice. Like shockingly nice. It is full ac/dc with HF and even wave adjustment for ac. We were welding magnesium last weekend and I’m shocked. It’s less than a quarter of the size and 1/4 the cost of my Miller. Really not bad. And if I was in the market, I’d consider it.

This is all to say that the offshore stuff is getting better; not sure about putting it in to pro use, but it’s close.
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ShtRnsdownhill: I wouldn’t say this unless I thought you could handle it:
When you post stuff like this, I read your posts in Edgar’s voice (from Men in Black). You just have a way with words.

Of course, I’m quite sure you’ll say that when I post, you hear my voice as Mini Mouse, or Freddie Mercury, or Micheal Jackson ....that’s fair take your pick.

Ok actually to my point, I have a Miller AirCrafter. It’s a great welder but it takes up a TON of room, draws a TON of power, and is mostly great - I used to do a lot of tig welding at work (s.s. Process piping) with other welders. I do a bunch of tig welding for various hobbies etc.

My buddy just got a Vulcan from HF (I think most of this stuff is made in the same factory-just a guess). The Vulcan is nice. Like shockingly nice. It is full ac/dc with HF and even wave adjustment for ac. We were welding magnesium last weekend and I’m shocked. It’s less than a quarter of the size and 1/4 the cost of my Miller. Really not bad. And if I was in the market, I’d consider it.

This is all to say that the offshore stuff is getting better; not sure about putting it in to pro use, but it’s close.
LOL..too funny, I would buy harbor frieght before that neverlast schit, at least you have a ton of retail stores to return for warranty or issues, and harbor had or may still have a 1 year no questions asked return policy, I have both the lincoln square wave 200 and precision tig 225( transformer machine)big and heavy..it all depends what your doing and your budget...I like to buy quality and dont mind spending for it...not all the chicom welders are made the same or in the same factories....
if you want to spend a few hundred on a welder and it lasts a year dont cry about it..thats the bottom line..and yes even miller and lincoln have issues but thats the fluke not the standard...and yes there are made in china parts in both lincoln and miller, but they are speced much higher quality and both those companies stand behind their welders and actually honor their warranties...
PS..I tell it how it is NO filter from me, so the snowflakes can melt if they dont like the way I express myself...not geared to you, just the general audience...

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Got the same issue but mine is with these sleeping pills im on. I got amazon boxes showing up and i dont remeber buying stuff lol
I dont even remeber some of my posts on PZ.
Prob should go back to the doc office.
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Got the same issue but mine is with these sleeping pills im on. I got amazon boxes showing up and i dont remeber buying stuff lol
I dont even remeber some of my posts on PZ.
Prob should go back to the doc office.

a while back a drunk guy bought a live cow on ebay..I dont know if he was able to cancel the sale or work something out not to get it...
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Got the same issue but mine is with these sleeping pills im on. I got amazon boxes showing up and i dont remeber buying stuff lol
I dont even remeber some of my posts on PZ.
Prob should go back to the doc office.
ROTFLMFAO!!
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LOL..too funny, I would buy harbor frieght before that neverlast schit, at least you have a ton of retail stores to return for warranty or issues, and harbor had or may still have a 1 year no questions asked return policy, I have both the lincoln square wave 200 and precision tig 225( transformer machine)big and heavy..it all depends what your doing and your budget...I like to buy quality and dont mind spending for it...not all the chicom welders are made the same or in the same factories....
if you want to spend a few hundred on a welder and it lasts a year dont cry about it..thats the bottom line..and yes even miller and lincoln have issues but thats the fluke not the standard...and yes there are made in china parts in both lincoln and miller, but they are speced much higher quality and both those companies stand behind their welders and actually honor their warranties...
PS..I tell it how it is NO filter from me, so the snowflakes can melt if they dont like the way I express myself...not geared to you, just the general audience...
..so what do you do with those big welders ?
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