Hello all!!. I've had my Clarke 145 turbo for 6 years and used it occasionally. From memory,it never gave good welds from new. Additionally,my lockup has been flooded twice,but still works but the wire feed is iffy. I've now decided to buy an inverter welder,so I can lift it from the floor,and store it onto a shelf. The model I got is a Powermat 220t,and it gives brlliant welds.