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Workzone Inverter Welder - 80A - £59.99 @ ALDI
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Workzone Inverter Welder - 80A - £59.99 @ ALDI

£59.99Aldi Deals
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Posted 13th Sep 2018
Compact and portable, this Inverter Welder is ideal for working in smaller spaces. Can be plugged into a standard wall socket.



Contents
  • Welding hammer/brush
  • Welding cable (approx. 1.5m)
  • Welding mask



Features

  • Single phase
  • Portable
  • Fan cooled
  • Thermostatic protection
  • Electrodes: 1.6 - 2.5 mm diameter
  • CE/EMC certified
  • No load voltage: 68V
  • Rated input voltage: 230V
  • Input capacity: 2.4kW
  • Adjustable welding current: 10-80 amp
  • Isolation category: H
  • Overheat protection
  • Protection category: IP21S



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36 months
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fred.joneslqm37 m ago

Could this be used to spot-weld lithium batteries


You could do it once !
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Anyone had experiences with this or a similar model?

The cable on my cheap and chunky arc welder is pretty knackered.

Kinda tempted by this, which would cover the vast majority of the welding I do (which isn't much) and is a lot more compact.
Thal not weld much wi 80 amps lad!

Unless you are into welding foil sculpture?
_g_13/09/2018 17:36

Anyone had experiences with this or a similar model?The cable on my cheap …Anyone had experiences with this or a similar model?The cable on my cheap and chunky arc welder is pretty knackered.Kinda tempted by this, which would cover the vast majority of the welding I do (which isn't much) and is a lot more compact.


It's certainly worth buying even if you find it isn't up to scratch, take it back and get a refund, Aldi are quite good that way, oh, and they offer a 3 year warranty, nobody else seems to offers that, so it must be decent enough.
Seriously though, I bought 180a £99 inverter from Amazon last year, it is a brilliant piece of kit for occasional use. I've welded 6mm plate without any problems. I'm sure it could do even thicker.

Worth spending a little bit more, in my opinion of course!
M-M13/09/2018 17:54

It's certainly worth buying even if you find it isn't up to scratch, take …It's certainly worth buying even if you find it isn't up to scratch, take it back and get a refund, Aldi are quite good that way, oh, and they offer a 3 year warranty, nobody else seems to offers that, so it must be decent enough.


And the belief in the "well, I can just sell it if I don't use it" system is exacltly why I have 23 motorcycles, few of which get used ;).

I had been wondering about getting a half decent MMA/Tig setup at some point if going for a chunkier one to replace the current 160A or so cheapo box.

Most of the welding I do probably doesn't need more than the 80A this offers - and if it does, probably needs a lot more!

But, I could just get a new cable for the existing one and keep lugging it around :).
80 amp is ok, and should run a 3.2mm rod if you can weld well, but it's the duty cycle that's probably an issue and will have it cutting out regularly if doing anything but simple repairs.
Could this be used to spot-weld lithium batteries
fred.joneslqm37 m ago

Could this be used to spot-weld lithium batteries


You could do it once !
PaulFisher1 h, 34 m ago

80 amp is ok, and should run a 3.2mm rod if you can weld well, but it's …80 amp is ok, and should run a 3.2mm rod if you can weld well, but it's the duty cycle that's probably an issue and will have it cutting out regularly if doing anything but simple repairs.


I've got the impression from simiar ones that even with the fan, the duty cycle is pretty pathetic at full power.

But if I did get it, I wasn't anticipating using it for big jobs - and I doubt anything I've done recently would push the duty cycle anyway.
Should be fine on thin plate, or the odd small job. I can weld 4" pipe all day running 80 amps, but on a much higher spec 200 amp welder with a good duty cycle, but for this price you can't go wrong as a hobby welder..
M-M12 h, 50 m ago

and they offer a 3 year warranty, nobody else seems to offers that, so it …and they offer a 3 year warranty, nobody else seems to offers that, so it must be decent enough.


So is Lidl
Could try this one if you could wait for delivery:
amazon.co.uk/Dir…tal
Cheers; I've already got a similar one to that that needs a new cable - they're a lot larger and there should be some benefits to the 'inverter' aspect.
Same one on ebay no postage by the way ebay.co.uk/itm…804

But on that, I've been looking at a bit more powerful cheapish inverter ones on ebay - which don't seem to be massively physically bigger than this Aldi one.
But then a bit more money and can get one that offers the option for TIG too... and a bit more....

I'm going to get along to Aldi after work and have a proper look, then consider an ebay and the 10% off offer that ends at 8pm :).
I've got a near 15 year old 140 amp Cebora inverter that will weld 3.2mm all day and at a push 4mm rods, at work I use a cheap 200amp inverter that will weld 4mm rods all day too.. If your just going to be laying down the odd welds on say up to 6mm plate and small repair type weld and not burning rod after rod I'd say the 80amp welder will be fine.
And with a 3 year deal what's not to like at £60, just get a cheap auto darkening mask of eBay and your away...
Looks like 35% duty cycle, so 3.5 mins at 80amps in any 10 minute period is not to bad for a hobby welder, it's not like your going to be routing and capping pipe..
They've got auto-darkening masks for £23 or so I think next to these.

I've already got two, so didn't look further at them.

I had a look, then a quick look at ebay and decided I'd probably go for the ebay route.
But getting back at about 7:45, it seems that the high amp ebay ones at a decent price generally didn't include the welding cables.

Ended up deciding I'll go back to Aldi again. It is pretty light and compact, which will be nice - and maybe something I can keep in my SWB van for bike trackdays etc without taking up too much room - but it seems so are the ones that offer higher power too.
I open up the welders we have to blow the dust out, you can tell the difference with the cheap and cheerful and the proper gear, the mask etc with the aldi one are all probably throw away stuff, and could probably do with a decent set of 3-5m leads, but the 3 year warranty at this price can't be sniffed at, and I'm tempted for the little things we do at this price to add to the two I own and the work one's we use...
I got one - and am pleasently suprised.

It's definitely easier to get a nice puddle than both previous 'buzz box' arc welders and the Clarke gasless MIG I've got.

Leads are maybe 165cm or so and mains lead not THAT long either. But then looking on ebay; 3-5m of welding leads could cost you £30-£60 on their own, easily.
As it's pretty compact, that should be less of an issue, hopefully. Weighed in at 3kg I think it was, though that was with the leads trailing on the ground.
Glad your enjoying it, easier to learn to weld on a decent inverter as the electrics do a bit of work for you.
I picked one of these up at Aldi today, £29.9
Edited by: "BlackCatMenace" 5th Jan
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