I have to be cautious as I reply.
My experience is vastly more laser than pulse arc, but I had the chance to do a seminar at Stuller, and had the chance to spend some time on a couple of the Orion machines, and I am pretty certain that they will do the welding you desire, very well.
I have used LaserStar machines for @ 20 years, and I found that with a bit of coaching from the Orion reps at the seminar, I could do a very acceptable rechannel of a Sterling, opal set ring.
I often use the laser to “tac” components, which I then can solder with the torch, even making minor tweeks to the light weld. I see no reason at all to expect that the pulse arc would not do this equally well, from my very limited experimenting on the Orion.
I also can see how in many applications you should very easily fully weld components with the Orion and skip the torch entirely, as I do with the laser for some of my work.
Now, as I said, I am neither an Orion owner, not a very experienced pulse arc welder, but as someone with a great deal of time on the,laser, I was quite impressed with the potential of the pulse arc for exactly the type of work you have described in the first post.