Parker mig torches.

  1. zzr1200

    zzr1200 Working at 650 ft on open steel work

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    Glapwell, Chesterfield, Derbyshire.
    Are they any good?

    My EASB Compact 160 is pre euro torch connect, I'm considering fitting a conversion kit, as the torch could do with possibly replacing..

    I might be upgrading in the near-ish future to an Oxford Industrial machine...so it may make the EASB more desirable to someone looking for a mag/mig machine...

    Any feed back welcome...
     
  2. Hood

    Hood If it walks like a duck....

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    Carnoustie, Scotland
    I have a Parker push-pull gun.
    It is reasonably well made and the only thing I dislike is occasionally the trigger will stick and I can find no reason for it doing so. I did have similar issues with the TecArc spool gun I had and again could not find the reason. As said however it is just occasionally that it happens and a quick tap will release it. I keep meaning to try some dry lubricant type spray on it but not done so yet.
    Apart from that I like it a lot.
     
  3. Troy Member

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    We run about 14 mix of mb36 and mb501 Parker mig torchs carnt fault them tbh for 55/60 plus for an mb36 they are very good value for money I echo what Hood says you do get a very occasional trigger stick solved this by sticking some graphite dust from a pencil in one worked sweet ever since
     
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  4. davidjohnperry a different breed

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    I'm running a parker torch ran it for about two years had no issues with it same quality as a binzal to be honest infact the mb26 I run except for the binzal being 4 or 5 meters long and the parker being 3 I couldn't tell the difference and I usually run them for ages around 27bvolts
     
  5. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of many trades, Master of none

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    Got a Parker TIG torch the other day for my brother's TIG set, really impressed tbh. Lovely handle design and torch body, with a ball joint. Missing that leather flexible bit that the Parwelds and other premium brand torches have though - it's rubber sheath all the way to the ball joint. Easy enough to cut back and put a fabric or leather sheath on, though.

    I also have a Parker MB36 dedicated to aluminium, seems OK but only put a few hours on it in total.
     
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