Yes I saw that YouTube video. I wondered how his sheds electrics were done for it to stop the lights and all.
Yes they are a good price. Only thing with the 250 I'm surprised it doesn't come with a bigger torch than the 200.
Yes I was it two minds whether to go for the 250 but decided to stick with the 200amp as if I need to do some heavy welding I'll do that at work.
I was pleased how well it run and it handled the different thicknesses. Going to change the 13amp plug on it to a 16amp plug over the weekend but...
For the plus size it worked out at £195 total. £110 for the bottle then £85 for the gas.
I was going to get the volkszone deal from boc but for many reasons I decided the hobbyweld was a better option.
Just thought I would mention I that I recently purchased a bottle of hobbyweld 5 from M Davies at Staverton near Daventry.
They said they had not been stocking hobbyweld long but will be keeping stock of all there gases in various sizes. Not many suppliers near me...
all set up ready for first try
First few plays trying a few settings on a sheet of 6mm plate
A decent size run including a start stop welding a piece of 3mm to 6mm.
Some test runs on a piece of 1mm steel.
Some decent size spot welds and a run of overlapping spot welds.
An image showing...
Rite I manage to get half hour up the shed to play with the welder and my thoughts are.
Possible negative things.
The orange plastic handle feels pretty brittle but it is only really decorative as metal case underneath.
The hinges on the wire feed door are plastic but are only nut and bolted...
Yes it's the Rohr 140amp arc set. I've got one at work and one at home. It's a brilliant little welder for the money I've done lots of welding work with them now using 2.5 and 3.2 rods which it's done with ease and very smooth.
We I managed to get the project boat into dry dock for a week to carry out some welding work on the Hull including about 400 deep pits around the Hull. I also stripped the Hull back to bare steel before painting with 2 coats of anti corrosion paint and one coat of blacking. Will get the second...