English electric arc welder

  1. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    oil cooled welders are easy to find in the UK but imagine shipping one to Italy would be an expensive job, you need to organise a road trip holiday!
     
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  2. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    Sea trip holiday , I am based in Sardinia
    I'm looking for a transformer based welder on the market for a while , I've probably found 2 valuable options but I've budget restrictions
     
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  3. harveyblades Member

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    I have a couple of oil cooled units and can't complain. Never managed to get the english electric one to heat up. When I bought it I transported it in a small family hatchback. The suspension was pretty much bottomed out. Cost £60. I want the 600 amp version more than I probably should
     
  4. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    If you put an external rectifier bridge could be a great Arc-Air set up I think
     
  5. harveyblades Member

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    Sounds legit. There's a murex transtig with a rectifier I've been messing around with. Images in the relevant section on here. Would certainly be useful to gouge out those messed up welds.
     
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  6. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    essex england
    Local blacksmith has one with a rectifier and hf unit for tig welding
    Both ac and dc.
    Looks prehistoric but can weld thick ally all day
     
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  7. harveyblades Member

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    Wish my HF unit did AC. I guess just bypass the rectifier and run high frequency through the whole time.
     
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