R tech mig 180

  1. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Good kit, not a massive presence in the U.K. anymore.
     
  2. julianthegypsy Member

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    @tazmantic , exactly this. I'm running around 130-140 amps, doing runs up to 60cm long, and the MB15 torch is right on its limits, and has to be de-jabberwocked constantly and given a rest. The bigger torch handles it comfortably.
     
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  3. tazmantic Member

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    So do people buy the touch from R-tech or somewhere else? If from R-tech what model as they do a couple.....

    Thanks
     
  4. julianthegypsy Member

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    They have a choice of two MB25 torches as far as I remember. You can pay a bit extra to have one fitted when you buy the machine. I had a spare one lying around in the workshop.
     
  5. mechman Member

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    Any idea why? I've had mine about 40 years , I've had a few problems with it as you would because of age but you rarely see them advertised. I've tried dealing with their ( Richard Head )advice dept maybe they're falling on their own sword. (pittard or whatever)
     
  6. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Iirc, they’ve only got one rep in the U.K. with not much in the way of service any more. For there to be any significant sales into large company’s / industrial users the needs to be support, both in the way of fixing things and also technical info.
     
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  7. mechman Member

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    I tried talking to their tech Dept once and only once, may as well of been talking to a hat rack.
     
  8. Munkul Member

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    That's the impression I get as well - quality machines, but not prepared to put a proper dealer/backup network in the UK any more.

    To be fair, the UK market is pretty saturated with welding machines from top to bottom of the market, now.

    The MB25 is a really decent sized torch that's fully usable for small stuff as well as having a good bit more capacity than the MB15. I can't think of any application where an MB15 would be better... it's not much bigger physically.
     
  9. tazmantic Member

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