Esab A50 Ebay

  1. Arnold9801 Member

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    I'm looking for the best price for an A50 and see they're selling them on ebay for under £200.

    Anyone bought one from there?

    Arnold9801
     
  2. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    I’ve looked at the listing. He’s a private seller who can’t give any receipt which gets alarm bells ringing. Also, he claims you’ll have a full manufacturers warranty but the first thing ESAB would ask you is where did you buy it from because the warranty will be their responsibility.. if you’ve bought it from some random bloke you won’t really have a leg to stand on.
     
  3. Will! Member

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    No receipt from a 'retailer' - no warranty. It's a 2nd hand helmet. Simple as that.
     
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  4. Am333rcr Member

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    hi

    i was looking at it as well . properly dodgy. sadly someone will buy it.:(:vsad:

    but won't be me
     
  5. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    52 people already have by the looks of things
     
  6. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    I paid under 200 for mine, nearly 2 years ago. That was from a specialist welding supplier.
     
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  9. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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  11. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    Yeah Geoff is a pleasure to deal with, and his esab stuff is as well priced as anywhere online.
    You can buy the "conversion" shell, basically it's a full new hood that you put your old adf filter in. I weighed it up when I bought my airfed and in the end thought it better value to buy a full new kit.
    Having said that, I've been watching prices recently. I'd buy the PAPR off ebay and the a50 air from weldtech, and save 100 quid.
    Weldtech also do the really neat esab kit bags, well worth the cost.
     
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  12. Arnold9801 Member

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    Thank you guys for your responses. The whole reason I put this request on here is because I had suspicions about the seller.

    Thing is I’d love the Esab a50 but can’t stretch to the £200 plus for one and this eBay option offered some hope of getting one cheaper...but with suspicions!

    Back to the drawing board!

    Thanks again. Stay safe.

    Arnold9801
     
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  13. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    It's worth the money.
    I had the displeasure of watching someone try TIG welding yesterday, they used one of my a50s and I used a viking 3350 for 5 mins. The viking isn't a "bad" hood, but I hate it compared to the a50.
    I also used a speedglas 9100xx for 5 mins, I'd almost forgotten why people like them so much. Really comfy, well designed and the side panels offer a degree of peripheral vision.
     
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  14. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    Yes it’s how I did mine. Bought the A50, then got the belt pack battery and pipe etc piecemeal off the bay as I couldn’t afford it in a Oner. Then I bought a airfed kit from local welding supplies. I’ll find the number for you, it just needs you to swap the ADF into the new helmet.

    Honestly, with the benefit of hindsight if I had more pennies at the time I would have bought both. The airfed is a pain in the **** for a quick job. If you use it without the blower it steams up.

    Also the Universal stuff seems to use the same bayonet as ESAB so you can get their belt pack cheaper.
     
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  16. SwissTony Member

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    What's the reason why you hate it? I am still undecided between the 2.
    If they bring the new model (grind button and better headband assembly) over it might be an easier decision.
     
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  17. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    1. Headband is awful. It's uncomfortable, hard plastic, and the flip friction ranges between fixed tight, and flopping down on your face, no in-between.
    2. The shell is heavy and pivots way off centre. So you have a large mass above your head.
    3. The sensors are piddling poor. Half the time it flashed me. It ain't no TIG helmet.
    4. The clarity of the screen is bang average. Its OK, nothing more. To be fair the newer 4c version is better in this regard.

    The sentinel is comfy and ergonomic enough to wear 12 hours a day and not get annoyed at it. Same with the 9100. They also have latches for the headband so not relying on friction alone. The sentinels headgear is second to none in this regard.
     
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  18. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    I'd take the esab papr, it's about the same price as the momentum universal papr but carried and supported by far more shops.
    I keep meaning to buy a universal grinding shield when I get some spare cash though.
     
  19. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    I think mine was £35 from welly welding not woolly weld as above.

    I like the Esab blower. I have the air 160 which is fine but could do with a second battery
     
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  20. duncans

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    he's been on there a while selling them there was a guy selling for the same price and you got a receipt off him I was going buy from him but I found one on facebook it was brand new he only used a couple of times came inbox with all replacement lenses 110.00 well happy with mine
     
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