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Welding Supplies : 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:
For light repair work on steel, stainless steel and aluminium from sheet metal to material 3/16 inch thick, a 130-amp unit with a 20 or 30 percent duty cycle can perform many of the welding jobs requiredFor heavier repair or fabrication jobs, consider an unit with at least 200 amps and a duty cycle 40 percent or higher.
Consider any future opportunities that your welding machine may bring which could require additional power or amperage? You don’t want to outlay a lot of money and a year down the line it doesn’t fit your needs.
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.
In addition, each kind of welder has its limitations and benefits. For example, a MIG welder is extremely easy to use and quite versatile, but some welders find TIG welders even more versatile and useful for a broader range of applications, even if they are more difficult to learn. MIG, TIG, and Stick welders will be compared below. If you’re completely new to purchasing a welder, it is best to consult a professional to ensure it meets your specific needs.
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