I dont know many places that offer Guaranteed Saturday delivered at your cost let alone theirs. Some say they will try but I never expect it! I tried to get a Die cutter blade sent Saturday deliver and the cost was 38 quid...I said thanks but no thanks and they sent the individual blades 1st class Royal Mail and they did come Saturday.UPDATE...
I sent R-Tech an email this morning asking them to confirm in writing what remedial action they proposed, and when. Didn't get a reply to that but did receive an email shipping notification from R-Tech telling me that DHL would be making a delivery from them today. I was under the impression from previous correspondence that it was shipped for delivery on Saturday, that would've been ideal as I had hoped to crack on with the current project, but the budget for a Saturday delivery obviously not part of the 'authority' given to the technician from above!
I have to add to this that I have a brilliant service from RTec over the last 4 years without any complains even offering mega loan machine whilst mine went back for a check over I have now bought 4 new machines from them over the last 4 years used for mainly heavy hobby use I allso have a second MIG with there name on purchased second hand locally
Yes I could but one MIG is in the workshop the other is far better to remove so it can be run at a distance from the generator strangely enough and the plasma cutters are totally different as one can be run from a 13 amp plug for lighter duty whilst the other need consirably more power so needs to be fun off the generatorcan you not adjust the setting to save two machines?
I use a mig180 at work. It is the backup welder to the ancient (orange) sip ideal 180, which is really just too big to move around all the time. I like how the mig180 has been going and just purchased my own to replace a horrible sip migmate. It arrived next day (yesterday) and has been put to work. Reading through the posts about rtech has been interesting, many opinions about how they look like other cheaper units. While looking through the rtech website I found this -
As with all major manufacturers of welding equipment, the R-Tech range uses components originating from several countries.
The main part of our inverter range utilise 'Eupec (Infineon)' IGBT & power modules produced by American and German companies providing very high duty cycles with great reliability. With other components sourced from the Europe (internals) and the Far East (chassis and case components) from tried and tested high quality sources.
All final quality testing is carried out at our premises in Gloucester, UK.
I dont think they would make a statement like that if it was untrue. So maybe the machines that look similar are just looks and not the same inside.
Here is hoping it proves to be a worthy tool and i dont need the aftersales service.