I was reading through the archive posts regarding arc/pulse/ laser
welders and saw that most of the posts were fairly old with many of
the responders saying that they had just started using their "new"
welder, whatever type it was.
Now that some time has gone by and also that the laser welder
companies are coming up with more affordable studio sized versions
this could be a good time for some current feedback which would be
helpful for those of us who are trying to decide between the various
types of welders.
Some of the questions that I have are:
Is your unit suitable for general bench type repair work including
prong retipping and silver?
Is your unit good for fabrication work?
What about the higher powered types of arc welders such as the RDO?
I imagine they are good for heavy fabrication but what about delicate
work like retipping? Are they faster than the smaller arc welders
which fire 1-2 times per second?
What is your overall experience with whatever type of unit you use?
Would you purchase it again? Why? Why not?
Have you seen or used newer generation welders that you feel are
"significant" improvements over the welder that you currently use?
Right now I am going back and forth between a laser welder and the
RDO arc welder. I do repair and fabrication with about 20% in
silver. I can afford a laser but see no reason to purchase one just
because I can.
Your comments based on your real world experience will be very much
appreciated by me and no doubt many others who find themselves in
the same spot.
Thank you all,