Buyer Beware (Russian Rhoulette, Anyone?) Chinese Welding Equipment

by Robert
(MI, US)

Almost all of this black & blue Chinese welding equipment is designed and manufactured by Wenzhou Chiry Welding Equipment Manufacture Co., Ltd. aka. Chiry. I own a 50A Chiry plasma cutter. Getting the right consumables for it has been challenging since they are not widely available. (The best source I could find is United Welding)

It has always worked, though the specs are a bit overrated. Taking a look inside, though, it's a miracle it did because there are numerous problems with the quality control. Among other things, I found bad solder joints and components that were already damaged when the unit was assembled. It' a miracle it's worked as long as it has.

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