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Old 05-03-2011, 04:21 PM
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i am in need of a new welder and am looking to get a tig and plasma cutter hopefully in one machine....i have talked to some of the other big companies like miller,lincoln,etc....but they done seem to have anything that will fit my price range and i am looking to stay in the range of about $1500 so if you anywhere i can start looking besides ebay or craigslist then please be sure to share with me
Old 05-28-2011, 12:33 PM
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I have decided to go with a company named longevity to get my welding machine and couldn't be more happy with my decision because the unit works great and if not it's backed by a 5 year warranty which is the best in the business to my understanding so if you here different i would like to see that one.....check out these pics of my welder and plasma cutter and be sure to let me know what you think
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Icheck out these pics of my welder and plasma cutter and be sure to let me know what you think
I'm not a welder by trade, but I can lay down a pretty nice bead at times. That second picture of yours, shouldn't you have V'ed that out before you welded? Without V'ing it out you are not getting the penetration needed for a truly strong weld.

Keep practising with that plasma cutter, you'll get it.

So who's brand did you end up buying?
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I have no idea of the quality of the weld , but the pics are great.

Hey Garett I can't lay down a weld for crap, but I can still lay down a 40 something year old wild and crazy divorcee pretty well.
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The bead is a bit cold, Remember... if it's hot enough, and not your not undercuting, you can skip the "V... and use a guide plate with the plasma cutter until you have a steady hand. Get some soap stone and make your lines or use a die grinder to create a line before cutting.

Gas cutting with a acetylene torch is just fine with mild steel... however with stainless, plasma is the only way to go.

"measure twice and cut once"

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