How many Pros here ?

  1. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    no where near as much stuff as most on here im even down to 2 welders one mig one stick ive kept the best of what i had a older clark red and my repaired thermal arc 175 stick
     
  2. Bornfree Member

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    Iam an agricultural engineer so by know means a welding pro. But the job involves quite a bit of welding so over the years I've gathered a few.
    Saf junior 325amp mig 3ph
    Boc 250c mig 1ph
    Cytringan 250amp oil cooled MMA
    Javac atlas 250amp 3ph inverter MMA
    Javac atlas 170amp 1ph inverter MMA
    SIP 250amp 1ph inverter MMA
    Mighty midget 250amp diesel
    Suretig 180amp AC DC tig
     
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  3. duncans

    duncans Member

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    so Bornfree which welder was your favorite out of all those welders you have
     
  4. henry Kadzielski Member

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    I have a few toys.
    Mig three phase 4 (Fronius tps320i, fronius tpsi270, Esetti quiery 350 two off)
    Single phase Esetti 200amp three in one and Unimig 250 step transformer
    Tig Esetti thor 200 with HF start single phase and Esetti 250amp three phase
    Plasma, Hypertherm PM125, Unimig 40/80, Unimig 60,90,120,150, Esetti invertor (light unit to carry out on site)
    CNC plasma table also does routing / flat bed milling and rotary attachment
    Lathe 80mm bore, 50 press, two mill drills, floor mounted geared head drill, pipe bender and cold saw
    Pipe notcher, section rolling machine, welding positioner, compressor (diesel 300cfm, three phase 70cfm, and two single about 12cfm)
    Abrasive blasting equipment 2 pots (small pot 100kg garnet, big 500kg garnet), two blast cabinets (about 12mm wide inside)
    Line boring machine, surface prep machine (to clean up stuff off the plasma) and some hand tools
    Oh I forget and two trucks:doh:
     
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  5. Bornfree Member

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    It's probably the mighty midget it was made in 1966 and has a hatz e95 engine. I've never seen one the same. It was originally fitted in a long wheelbase land rover which was 1966 as well so I guess fitted from new. Someone told me it had been on pipeline work.
     
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  6. metalmelt Member

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    Does it really matter? in reality you can make a lot of your own equipment for your needs or requirements, you have already repaired something and resurrected it so can do the same with other things.
     
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  7. metalmelt Member

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    Be careful as SWMBO is adding to the list of jobs for you to do.
     
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  8. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Self sufficiency is one of the keys to a debt free life.
     
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  9. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    So true, we are out in the sticks a bit. We save a fortune on repairs /downtime by having plenty of stock and the kit to repairs things.Not relying on others these days is a huge financial gain.

    Bob
     
  10. Arc Tourist

    Arc Tourist Forum Supporter

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    Yeah, same for me, and I've always lived within my financial means like my parents; I also remember my Dad saying...…. " There is only one thing you need to know about interest, and that is you only collect it ". ( Going off topic now, so I'll leave it at that. )
     
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  11. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    My workshop is part hobby, part obsession, part part-time paying work :)

    - 8ft 1/4" guillotine
    - 2m 35T press brake
    - 4ft powered pyramid rolls
    - 250mm capacity mitre bandsaw
    - MT3 gear head drill
    - Jancy 4hp 3" belt grinder
    - Miller XMT304 multiprocess
    - Lorch HandyTig 200 watercooled
    - 2.5 x 1.25m welding jig table
    - IFL 40amp plasma

    We have another pillar drill, several welders and tables etc in the workshop belonging to my brother. Between us, it's a pretty well equipped shop. My next big purchase is a lathe, it's the major weakness in our capabilities atm.
     
  12. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Northumberland. Reet oot in the sticks
    lathes come up fairly often round your way on marketplace
     
  13. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    It’s quite easy to forget where it all started, my first welder came from a mates mums catalogue when I was thirteen and the drill was one of those B&D pistol drills in a pillar drill conversion. First lot of spanner’s and sockets were dads that he never got back :laughing:

    Bob
     
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  14. My Old Landy

    My Old Landy Melting Metal

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    That is pretty much the same for me :) but yours turned into a business and I just play :thumbup:
     
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  15. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    They don't seem to... either they're overpriced, or too worn/old/not what I want :( I'm not fussy... basically a Colchester/Harrison 600 machine with 250-300mm swing and 1.2m between centres, in good visual condition, for below market price :D
    I also need to add another £1k to the funds, and I won't have that for another month until I've finished the current batch of welding work.
     
  16. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    My first workshop power tool was also a B&D drill - in my early teens, one of the orange 2 speed ones, think it was £5 at an auction :D
     
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  17. Mick Annick

    Mick Annick Member

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    Out in the sticks? I know where your are! :clapping::clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
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  18. addjunkie

    addjunkie Member

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    Hes not in the sticks, has mains power and a tarmac road. Thats city living
     
  19. Mick Annick

    Mick Annick Member

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    Quite!
     
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  20. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Oi!

    No milkman , paperboy,petrol station or shops in Normandy and its over five miles to the nearest KFC. What more do you want :laughing:

    Bob
     
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