Which MB25

  1. Andrew Hayes

    Andrew Hayes Member

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    So which brands of welding torches are the best for an upgrade?
    Parweld do one but other than using there PPE i dont know much about them really.
     
  2. James1979 Forum Supporter

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    I’ve always found you can’t go too wrong with binzel for the price of them
     
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  3. Andrew Hayes

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    Ive seen there quite popular and not stupidly exspensive either which is great !
     
  4. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    Binzel are the standard really, they've been copied by everyone and their dog. Best sticking with the OG brand if you can.. for a few quid more than you'd pay for the copy.
     
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  6. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    If possible try and find their EVO PRO range, it's got a slightly lighter and more flexible cable so easier to handle.
     
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  7. highseas Member

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    i have a evo pro binzel with a 5m lead..and honestly its one of the best things ive ever got for the work shop! i dont really have to move the welder much and as i make dog kennels upto 12 ft i can walk round them and just flick the leads about. very much recomended.. also from memory was about £150?
     
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  8. arther dailey

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    genuine binzel.
     
  9. hotponyshoes Member

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    I have got a surplus binzel evo pro here, lighter/more flexible cable and has the flex joint as well.
    Its been used but would be quite a bit cheaper than a new one...
     
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  10. Andrew Hayes

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    Thanks for the offer but there only around £60 new.
     
  11. hotponyshoes Member

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    They are worth the extra money over the normal ones, the ball joint let's the sheath swivel so you dont have to flap the thing around when the wire rotates around in the liner.
     
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  12. 8ob

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    There are Binzel advertised and also "Binzel type". Dont be fooled.

    Bob
     
  13. metalmelt Member

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    8ob, beat me to it.
     
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  14. duncans

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    yeah I kept the torch that was on a esab welder that swivels on a ball, not like the one on the thermal arc I've got im not sure what make it is but it red in color, not blue id have to take a picture of it as someone on here would know for sure
     
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  15. Tom Orrow L

    Tom Orrow L Welding Supplies Direct

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    May be a TBI industries torch. They're owned by ESAB so I wouldn't be surprised.
     
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  16. Munkul

    Munkul Jack of some trades, Master of none

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    Yon standard Binzel MB25 is fine, but has that stupid friction spring clip thing that if you're doing lots of welding, gets jammed and damaged as you pull the shroud on and off to clean.

    If you want the "best" 250 amp size, you'd be better looking at either a 24 or 26 from Binzel or TBi, both have the much more durable shroud design similar to the MB36. Main problem is finding them for sale, and I'm sure they won't be cheap!
     
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  17. duncans

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    ill take a pic of it 2 morra then you can see mate
     
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  18. Andrew Hayes

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  19. Jacktegla

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    I've got the parweld mb25 and its really nice.
     
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  20. Andrew Hayes

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    How do they compare to the Binzels ?
     
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