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#1
Don't know why this is cold. Wolf-online lists this at £160 including shipping.
Voted hot.
#2
Don't know why this is cold. Wolf-online lists this at £160 including shipping. Voted hot.

I think the reason is that people who don't think a deal is useful to them simply vote cold, (it is my only bugbear with this otherwise fantastic site) maybe the voting system should be changed so you have to leave a comment as to why you have voted cold on any item listed??
#3
You have posted some great deals for Screwfix. I've just heated most of them up.
Cheers. :thumbsup: :-D
#4
You have posted some great deals for Screwfix. I've just heated most of them up. Cheers.

Thanks Dinosteveus... Hope it helps someone there are some great savings to be had If you are after those 'specialist' items.
#5
HOT.... but wont be buying as my old oxford oil cooled does a good job.
#6
i didnt think people used arc anymore exept for really deep penetration:oops:
#7
This is a cr4ppy bit of kit with that wattage - you might just about be able to weld two bits of plastic together. People, you pay peanuts on this thing and you'll get cr4p welds that fall apart - then who'll be the monkey?
#8
People still use arc welders although I'd have to agree it's a bit 'specialist'.

Cracking price though, if you need such a piece of kit so voted hot.
#9
This is a cr4ppy bit of kit with that wattage - you might just about be able to weld two bits of plastic together. People, you pay peanuts on this thing and you'll get cr4p welds that fall apart - then who'll be the monkey?

well said. i sell welding equipment for a living and this sort of thing is a nightmare for us. they buy them from people like screw fix then ring us for advice. :(
if its a 250 amp max welder it should be able to put down a 5mm electrode. to put a 2.5mm down you only need about 110amps. a bit of a contradiction in my book that. lol
#10
mlpower
well said. i sell welding equipment for a living and this sort of thing is a nightmare for us. they buy them from people like screw fix then ring us for advice. :(
if its a 250 amp max welder it should be able to put down a 5mm electrode. to put a 2.5mm down you only need about 110amps. a bit of a contradiction in my book that. lol


The retailer hopes that the average punter doesn't realise the importance about wattage.

What make me laughes even more is that most people who buy this kit will use it at the end of long extension cord.. :giggle:
#11
people need to take into consideration the duty cycle too. its printed on the panel usually on the back of a machine. it may well weld at 250amps but only for 1 second before it shuts down and you have to wait 10 minutes for it to work again. its worked out as a percentage and it may say 100amps @ 60%. this means it will weld continuously for 6minutes out of every 10.
don't buy this tat unless you are really pushed for money and you'll only use it once a year! lol
[mod]#12
Cant see too many home users wanting to weld 8-10mm plate with 5mm rods so I doubt the duty cycle there will worry many.
What would or should concern them is the fact that its max current draw on the AC mains is 32 Amps so most wont have a supply available at home to make full use of the rated output even if it is just for 1min in 10!
If you have 3 phase at home (unlikely) then you can connect this welder to 2 phases instead to drop the load.
Anyway if the user is able to supply the duty mains socket to safely use it then using 2.5mm rods they should be able to weld pretty much all day long without it tripping, so still not a bad buy for under £100 if it will do that.

I doubt most home users will have enough work to keep this busy for more than a few hrs a year.
Dont buy it to weld up a rusty car, you need MIG for that and even MIG wont weld rust ;-)
#13
if its a 250 amp max welder it should be able to put down a 5mm electrode. to put a 2.5mm down you only need about 110amps. a bit of a contradiction in my book that. lol


The Clue is in the description...
* Welding Current Range 70-250A
#14
Yeah, variable welding current.
#15
MikeT

What would or should concern them is the fact that its max current draw on the AC mains is 32 Amps so most wont have a supply available at home to make full use of the rated output even if it is just for 1min in 10!


Obviously, a welder of this size would need to be connected to a blue "industrial" type socket, rather than a 13A domestic one!

I imagine it would be possible to configure this welder for 400V operation too, most have this facility.
#16
voted hot for the price, but not worth getting an arc welder.............. outdated equipment, unless u live in the past
#17
what the hell?
why does everyone know so much about welding?
lol yea i guess you could class this as a 'blonde-moment' :roll:
#18
Agoni
what the hell?
why does everyone know so much about welding?
lol yea i guess you could class this as a 'blonde-moment' :roll:


No, collectively we know everything about everything and resistance is futile....:whistling:
#19
Would something like this be a better option?

http://www.uktoolchest.co.uk/100a-gasless-turbo-mig-1537-p.asp
#20
deep
voted hot for the price, but not worth getting an arc welder.............. outdated equipment, unless u live in the past



Not when you weld 6mm thick pipe all day and you must have good penatration for that to pass an NDT.
#21
Broxy
Not when you weld 6mm thick pipe all day and you must have good penatration for that to pass an NDT.


people obviously think we glue things together these days lol:whistling:

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