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Welding Equipment : Welders with a higher power output can work with thicker metals, but higher voltage welders will require special power supply set ups-either generators or appropriate power outlets. A welder with lower voltage in the 100’s will not be able to handle heavy duty jobs, but it can be plugged in and operated from any outlet. Any welder with power over 115V cannot run off a typical power outlet and will naturally cost more to run.
welder-plugIn addition, welders will either run an alternating current (AC) that reverses itself at regular intervals or a direct current (DC) that flows in one direction and does not reverse itself. DC offers a steady rate of energy that leads to hotter temperatures and deeper weld penetration.
AC welders usually cost less than DC welders, but the available electrodes are far more limited for AC. In fact, DC welders are more costly but remain popular because their higher power offers a wider selection of electrodes and a number of working advantages such as: simple arc striking, better penetration, and improved control. Welders who expect to work on a wide variety of projects may want to consider an AC/DC combination welder.
Some tips on choosing the best welding equipment and also some industry news:
Decide on what power supply you require 110, 240 or 415V – Consider what power is available to you whether it’s your home or workshop.
Don’t forget cost of accessories associated with each process, from gas to consumables to proper welding protection. Consider the warranty term with the machine. 2-3 Years is ideal, but more importantly make sure the supplier is approved & capable to carry out any repairs that may arise.
Where the machine is manufactured and are replacement parts available in your country? Time and time again we have customers who cannot get spares for their machine when it breaks down. MigWelder.Ie has all the spare parts for all the machines on the shop.
A welder is a long term investment where many find that they get what they pay for. While it is sometimes advisable to test the waters with an used model, picking the right machine the first time around can save a lot of headaches and cash in the long term. No one wants an used welder to fail in the middle of a big job or to discover that an used welder’s price can help make ends meet but the welder itself can’t make two pieces of metal meet.
As you review your options, ask yourself, “Am I the kind of person who learns how to use a tool for as many projects as possible or am I only interested in using tools for a limited number of projects?” In other words, using a welder for many other projects in the future will mean looking into purchasing a welder that operates with more power and has a longer duty cycle-both of which will be explained below.
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