Lorch t220 basic vs t220 control pro

  1. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    It's a short tap of the single button Matt, the short tap (on 4t only i believe) activates secondary current, another tap disables it, and a button hold ramps the current down to end as usual.

    I believe Esab, Lincoln and a few others have had this on a few models, designed specifically for single button torches.

    I have to admit, I find using the Lorch secondary current button quite difficult, you have to hold your hand a certain way so you can either move your finger/thumb from one to another, or you have to roll the finger/thumb over onto it. But it's not something I personally need to use in reality - guess I'd get used to it if I used it every day.

    I never have the problem of accidentally triggering it, though.
     
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  2. Cheesie Member

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    I know the buttons right below the top one but I just can't get to it and I don't even have small hands it's no biggie I would just like it like the ewm I use in work from time to time
     
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    I have never hit it by mistake
     
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    How do I set a job on the basic plus,ive never been great with manuals, not through beeing lazy just a bit of a problem, I'm getting plenty of work for this now, if I can't sort it I'll put a chart on the wall with the settings also now rethinking torch choice for when I eventually get a cooler, using the torch to raise and lower amps would be real handy 20200321_144913.jpg
     
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  5. matt1978

    matt1978 www.lorch.eu

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    Find the setting you like, then just press and hold the job number button you want to assign it too, for about 5 seconds it should blink a couple of times when it’s saved
     
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  6. Cheesie Member

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    Would this be worth buying? I had to use a prweld acdc machine a few days ago on certain aluminium jobs it was fine but there was a few times I couldn't get it to work for me to the point I felt like going home Screenshot_20200327-162627.png v
     
  7. matt1978

    matt1978 www.lorch.eu

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    It’s over half price so might be worth a punt.
     
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  8. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    That's what I have, but mine's the 8m version, and the basic non I version.

    It looks like a really good price, you have the option to upgrade to the powermaster control as well which is nice.

    I find the UD buttons to be really useful for changing from one program to another.
     
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  10. Cheesie Member

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    You don't happen to know how much a torch like yours costs roughly new
     
  11. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    Well it varies because of dealers prices, but i think i paid around 200-250, maybe more maybe less, i can't remember.

    90 is a good price, I'd be tempted myself for a backup torch except i can't be on with short torches.
     
  12. Cheesie Member

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    I'd prefer an 8m myself makes more sense especially if you can control it from the torch
    I'm waiting on a reply from the seller
     
  13. Cheesie Member

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    This arrived today ordered a pump for my cooler
     
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  14. Brad93

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    They’re lovely torches the Lorch water cooled ones
     
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  15. Cheesie Member

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    I prefer an aftermarket torch but at the price I got this, it's well worth it, plus with what I do at weekends ECT it was becoming a real pain in the ass going to the welder to turn it up and down, hopefully when I get the cooler up and running all is good, only plugged it in to check buttons where working
     
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  16. Brad93

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    You should try the power master torch, those are fantastic.
     
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  17. Cheesie Member

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    This gets me going, maybe someday ill get a torch like that, not to knock anyone with a prweld but I'm so glad I spent more for the t220 after using the parweld for the last 3 weeks
     
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