I bought one of the longevity weld/plasma/arc welders a couple years ago with hope, but what I got was a machine that failed exactly a week later after getting it. It worked good then one day i fired it up to cut some 16 ga steel and there was very little spark. I had the correct air, proper ground, settings, etc etc etc. In the world, you get what you pay for. If it sounds to good to be true, it usually is. Long story short, I spent the extra 300 bucks and went with Miller; they have excellent customer service and warranty, wow what a concept! for a little bit more, you get something that is made here and has also a way better resale value.

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Aug 17, 2012
Don't Blame The Machine NEW
by: Digruprguy

I have a top of the line ESAB plasma and mine does that too if it sits for a while (one little spark). It is usually crud on the electrode grounding out to the nozzle from moisture. I have also had problems with the collar not holding the nozzle/electrodes tight enough. I put in a new set and off it goes. I have cut literally thousands and thousands of feet of 14 ga to 5/8" plate steel with it building dump truck bodies and trailers. I have had the capacitors go, the fan go and gone through thousands of nozzle/electrode sets aod other consumables. The only thing I don't like about it is the rear switch/circuit breaker so I put a relay in the back and a small switch on the front to turn it on and off. I had the water seperator go one time and squirted a 30 foot stream of electrified water. Talk about scary...

Aug 06, 2011
Longevity has a 5yr warranty
by: Anonymous


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