up in the air
Well I am the manager of a metal shop in a major art school.
I run Miller and Lincoln welders and plasma cutters. These machines are put through their paces run by some of the biggest idiots you could find.
If any company wants to test equipment out i'll put it in the shop and these kids will destroy it.
When i was a kid i saved my paper route money and bought a welder.
I knew nothing about them and read no literature but bought a Miller due to the fact that most of the guys riding in trucks that had that big welder generator in the back,(professional) it was BLUE, plus lincoln was sold in HOME DEPOT and Sears.
Miller was sold in welding shops.
Since then my boss thinks i'm a miller rep. The millers we have (10 years old) Have had zero problems! the lincolns get rebuilt on a usual basis. plus my little childhood purchase welds as good today as it did then.
But I want one of these nifty inverter welders!
I phoned Miller and asked them why are these 40lb welders were $4000.00 and a 238lb welder $2000.00
they told me the engineering cost. but it would come down in time. that was 4 years ago!
In all honesty it costs farr less to build a p.c. welder than all that copper. miller is GREEDY. they know its what you want and they get the price. END OF STORY
Now miller comes out with this DIversion.
It looks like a toy I would buy an everlast before that thing. plus our new Miller plasma just crapped out witch makes me wonder? plus i see alot of maxstar welders in the repair shop at my local supplier.
Good for these little chinese welders. I hope it can get millers price down. I want a Miller but these everlast welders look better and better.
In short I have American welders that suck. My Miller loyalty is faining and I want a welder?
Mabe ESAB? there 500.00 cheeper and made in Sweden (the new ones are I called) and by the way Miller and Lincoln are #2 in the game the BEST Welders are Panasonic Yep Panasonic look em up super high $$$ though. any one could help me in my decision let me know.
Miller NEEDs to drop the price competition will only help. hell Brideport Milling machines are made in china now. there still the best.