SSC Foot Pedal on R Tech 260 EXT Tig Welder

  1. Sarpen Member

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    Hi all

    I just thought I would give a shout out to a great service provided to me by Aaron Byler at SSC Controls in Mentor Ohio USA. I had been in discussion with Aaron for a little time about obtaining a pedal from them. Initially Aaron was understandably cautious as he knew little about R Tech Welders but with the kind help of Daz at R Tech I could send him the correct spec and wiring of the foot control. I sent Aaron the 7 pin male plug I got with my Welder as all the plugs he had of that type were female and he agreed to solder it on for me. I short order I was soon to be the proud owner of a USA made foot pedal for my R Tech Tig.

    To say the pedal is better than the supplied stock pedal would be an understatement. It is IMHO 200% better. I had to make a few brackets ot of 3 mm Aluminim in the workshop so I would like to give you my first impressions below. Oh and the way the pedal is solid, built like a tank!


    Using the foot control on the welder;


    1. First thing I noticed is the start angle between my foot and the floor is far more comfortable than the stock pedal.


    2. The pedal feels smooth from the HF start right up to full amperage in this case 140.


    3. Once weld pool formed it was easy to control as heat built up in material meant easing off on pedal which was not only smooth but comfortable, as any welder knows comfort is everything whilst welding.


    4. Pedal is wider and lower than the stock one therefore does not wobble whilst you are trying to position your work boot correctly.

    If you are considering it you need not fear you will be well pleased with your purchase.

    Regards

    Steve
     
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  2. MattH

    MattH Member

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    The R-Tech 210 I bought from @HughF has an SSC pedal as sourced by Hugh.
    It is a really solid bit of kit, I've nothing to compare it to but I would certainly recommend it.
     
  3. ukracer Forum Supporter

    What was your total cost door to door in the end??
     
  4. HughF

    HughF Member

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    Best pedal out there for the money, plain and simple. They're pretty much identical to the linemaster brand, also an american firm.
     
  5. Sarpen Member

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    Aaron tells me he is getting the 7 pin male plugs in stock to simplifiy the process. Cost was minimal for me I cheated and picked it up whilst on holiday.
     
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  6. ukracer Forum Supporter

    Perhaps thats why Matt is so good. ;)
     
  7. MattH

    MattH Member

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    I haven't struck an Arc for months now. I've probably forgotten how to Tig now.
     
  8. HughF

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    I think the one-to-one tuition is why he's so good...
     
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  9. MattH

    MattH Member

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    Lol, where's the Trumpet emoji?
     
  10. MattH

    MattH Member

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    P.S.

    Welcome along Sarpen.
     
  11. HughF

    HughF Member

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    Tara asked the mods to remove it, she said it only served to inflate my ego more :P
     
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  12. Sarpen Member

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    Mods can remove this if they like. I am sorry this probably should go in the RTech section.
     
  13. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    I have had a couple of pedals made by SSC, Excellent build quality and low profile and easy to use, I dealt with a chap called James Moll, They are the suppliers of pedals to the Big USA welding set machines,
     
  14. Richard.

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    I have one that jim built me for the tweco. Nice pedals I've used them a good few times. I can compare them to lots of pedals and for the brass they are superdoopa.
    My favourite pedal was the rehm personally for its General position and feel throughout the stroke it was so smooth you'd think it was operating on bearings.
    Fronius pedals have the most durable design inside and out with its solid steel construction and the whole mechanism is metal but these are 4-500 pound devices. The ssc is by far the best in regards to its compact size and non tippable design and flexible cable. I can kick it about all over without hinderce.
    Esab can pedal is pretty much identical to the ssc.
    Kemppi pedal had the biggest stroke making it easier to fine adjust between a few amps even when set to max.
     
  15. Richard.

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    They will likely merge the two threads as there have been replies on both.
     
  16. ukracer Forum Supporter

    Nor me....in the middle of ensuite fitting currently......never ever retire......its a pain.
    Nor me too much damn house alterations.... received_10155010473913400.jpeg
     
  17. Sarpen Member

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    Hi Steve,

    Yes we can ship to the UK. The pedal is $159 and shipping through the postal service will be $75.95. Total $234.95. Once shipped it will take 6-10 days for delivery. I can accept a credit card or I can send you a paypal invoice. I can ship once payment is received.

    That was what Aaron sent before I decided just to pick it up at my brothers place whilst I was visiting. I think I paid $12 to get it sent to his house. Maybe Trump will get us a trade deal and kill this rip off import tax! There is some great welding gear to be had over there.
     
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  18. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    Of the two SSC pedals that I got from USA, I think that I paid the equivalent of £130 plus postage, but that was a few years ago, Also I got caught for import tax etc of £28-00 on one of them, the other one came straight to the door with no customs fee.
     
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