Tack Welding vs. Elec. Tack soldering machines

Greetings to all; I am considering purchasing a tack soldering
machine. I am most interested in aligning components prior to
soldering, especially for platinum. I have read that some are able to
retip/weld prongs on emeralds etc. I am considering units in the $450

    1. range. I would appreciate any feedback .

Christopher Haydon GJG

PS Thank you everyone, for all the tips and inspiration!

Christofer, Try:

Triad incorporated
301 west main Street
Chartly, MA02712
Tel: 1-800-642-4218

They sell a mini tack welder. I have no experience with this gear but
ask them for

Martin Niemeijer