Riland Tig Welder...Superb Results & Satisfaction...
I posted my use of several Chinese welding units I own & use daily with superb results & satisfaction.
Again, homework of those selling these imports will reveal customer satisfaction & any problems experienced with the seller or the equipment.
Unfortunately, many newbies who aren't totally familiar with certain welding processes & equipment jump in with both feet & at times, damage the units they just purchased or neglected to do an overall physical examination of the unit to insure no loose cables, connections, & screws/bolts of the internal components.
Some companies packing is severely inadequate, the shippers are brutal, and some sellers tell the buyer to take it up with the shipper for resolution.
Lots of horror stories one can read about. My selection of manufacturer came from outstanding reports/recommendations of buyers, & usage of those units I was considering.
This is my TIG unit, the Riland WSE200P AC/DC 200A unit that has been in use for 3 yrs now & has been flawless in use.
It is furnished with the Weldcraft WP26 TIG torch that consumables are quite readily available, a steel footpedal, & xtra cups/consumables. I use my unit for alum/SS repairs, the fabrication & welding of alum. d/plate custom crafts such as mailboxes, patio/home crafts, classic/show car accessories, & SS crafts & accessories.
During the winter months, my unit is in use daily. I use my unit for TIG only, although it has the capabilities for SMAW. I highly recommend to buy a stand-alone unit & not the combo units with the plasma function built-in as there is a high failure rate because of circuit design & component failure.
I purchased individual TIG & Plasma units to avoid this circuitry conflict & have not regretted my choices. I was lucky getting my unit on an E-Bay open bid listing & was less than $800w/SH. It has paid itself off 10 times over.
Anyway, this is my personal opinion & usage & have been quite satisfied.
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Hope this helps others with their considerations
excellent post Denny,
That is the kind of stuff readers can really use.