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post #16 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 03:48 PM
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What's a good hobby grade plasma torch for the fab we do? How much would I expect to spend?

The 190 seems like a pretty good do all, I'm not sure what model my dad has, but seems like it would be a good investment. I'm pretty lucky, I can get one of the electricians at work make me up a cord too.

There is a community college that has some welding courses I could take. Think I should look into that? Or just read some books and practice?
I took Saturday classes over the winter and we did Oxy, Stick, Mig and Tig. I think it was only about $250 for 7 weeks, but worth it to get some practice time on several machines to see what I could be good with. I got a steal on the 190 so I picked it over the 210. He was a retired cop that was buying bulk inventory and had about 6 of them to sell, or at least that was his story. Had some plasma units, but the wife told me no.

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post #17 of 18 Old 08-29-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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The miller 211 looks foolproof, plus I could use it at my house on 110, then take it to his for the 50amp 220 hookup.
I guess it's good that he has a welder, but being able to play daily will be a valuable learning tool. As of now, I can only make it to his house 2 or 3 times a week.
I might have to look more into those classes though before I buy.
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post #18 of 18 Old 08-30-2013, 08:07 AM
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The miller 211 looks foolproof, plus I could use it at my house on 110, then take it to his for the 50amp 220 hookup.
I guess it's good that he has a welder, but being able to play daily will be a valuable learning tool. As of now, I can only make it to his house 2 or 3 times a week.
I might have to look more into those classes though before I buy.
I like my miller 211... Started out with a 110V miller. It got me by, but only b/c I didn't know what I was missing...

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