-Tess, The couple of things that haven’t worked are things like; I
could not weld a pair of stainless steel eye glasses. They welded
but broke again every time I tried to put the lenses back in. Maybe
I could have welded the frame with the lens still in the frame but I
was afraid I might damage any coating that might be on the glass.
Very thin items are a problem, I’ve blown thru a couple of things
like extremely lite weight earrings. I was trying to solder a post
and blew a hole in the back, the customer was just happy to be able
to wear the earrings so it worked out. When trying to weld the rivet
in an emerald bracelet ( department store junk ) on the lowest
setting I melted part of the setting. However I was able to weld a
piece back in and fix it.
I tried to weld an extremely heavy metal pocket book handle. I got
it tacked but it kept breaking before I could finish the weld so I
had to return it.
And I did ruin a 2 mm. c.z. while welding a prong on but I did fix
that without to much trouble.
Overall it is the best machine I’ve bought in years and no tool can
do everything you want it to. It’s just a matter of learning the
parameters. And quite honestly it’s hard to know what this thing is
able to exactly do from the info available from the vendors and their
literature and fliers GOOD LUCK, MITCH.