Originally Posted by Bigdude408
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.