I did a review of this machine for MJSA. I think you can get the
review from them. In short, this is a good machine with some features
not found on it’s competitors. It’s easy to use and capable of most
spot welding tasks. ( jump rings, shanks,wires, sheet, findings) The
learning curve is a little greater than a laser and less than TIG.
You need to let your advisor know what you are wanting to do with the
machine. This welder, like others, is a capacitor discharge (pulse)
welder. There is a thread here in the archive that explains the
differences between PUK and TIG.
The PUK, ABI, RDO, and Orion use very similar technology. It is not
possible to modulate the amperage within a extended weld sequence.
You will not be able to run a continuous weld seam with this machine
or weld aluminum and palladium. I feel it is a good value for this
type of welding machine. The manufacture is dedicated to producing a
high quality machine.