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    Well I guess I must have got a goodun with my $150 200 amp Rossi stick welder.

    Yes the leads are short, but it weighs like a feather, it is not a 50kg transformer machine. The welding leads on the one I got are quite heavy, the earth clamp and electrode holder are crap, but the leads and quick connectors themselves are great.

    A friend I was talking to just a few days ago has just killed his BOC inverter mig welder for the third time under warranty. He gets about 50kg of mig wire through it and it dies. So much for quality name brand.

    Here is a weld I did a week ago, with a 3.2mm rod that the shop I bought them from sells them for $11 for 5kg

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    In twenty years time we will probably be using cordless welders.
    Gold, the colour of choice for the discerning person.

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    Big difference in prices here to what you pay in other countries: n I bought a CIG 170 amp inverter for around $300 a few years ago. A Lincoln Inverter of around the same output is around the $600 mark. Big difference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by .RC. View Post
    Here is a weld I did a week ago, with a 3.2mm rod that the shop I bought them from sells them for $11 for 5kg
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    Are they a Korean brand, Richard?
    I have some from years back and for a cheap price they still carried a Lloyds certification on the packet and welded out extremely well. Was it a local Rocky shop or online?

    Thanks'Grahame

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    Quote Originally Posted by .RC. View Post
    A friend I was talking to just a few days ago has just killed his BOC inverter mig welder for the third time under warranty. He gets about 50kg of mig wire through it and it dies. So much for quality name brand.



    20180426_161129.jpg

    In twenty years time we will probably be using cordless welders.
    Unfortunately, BOC are trading off a name that once was good, but now their machines are little more than badly overpriced ebay specials. I haven't had a good experience with any of their single phase gear, be it MIG, stick, or TIG.
    As for the cordless welder, check this out, being Fronius you will need a second mortgage to afford it, but cordless welding is here! https://youtu.be/hohRgZ-JlfM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grahame Collins View Post
    Are they a Korean brand, Richard?
    I have some from years back and for a cheap price they still carried a Lloyds certification on the packet and welded out extremely well. Was it a local Rocky shop or online?

    Thanks'Grahame
    No Chinese these ones. The place I bough them from years and years ago used to sell Korean made Chosun rods.
    Gold, the colour of choice for the discerning person.

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