No Homework No Reason To Complain...

by Denny

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The issue with many, such as this fellow, is the simple fact they didn't take the time to do some homework & research.

Not all Chinese products are junk....although many are.

I own (3) Riland welders, a MIG250L 250A spoolgun unit that has run superbly for (3) years now(130+ 2lb rolls) without any issues.

My TIG unit is a Riland WSE200P 200A ACDC that I use for all the custom AL D/plate craft/auto accessories I make.

I have used it for 2 1/2yrs and has run 80+ lbs. of CS/AL/SS TIG rod flawlessly. My 3rd unit is a newly purchased Riland Cut60J 60A plasma cutter that got broke in cutting 1700ft. of 16ga shelving material & 750 pcs. of 1/4" stock.

I used (2) tips & the 2nd one is as new & still in use. I found this company to be one of the premier mfg. companies that does indeed put out a quality product for the fraction of cost of the big name brands.

I am a Miller man with (4) Miller units & use a Lincoln at work, so I know the ruggedness of these units.

The Rilands allowed me to expand my operation & provide a much better production ratio without the loss time to constantly change welding parameters/materials.

If you want a good product, simply do some homework & investigate company reputation, feedback, usage, & customer satisfaction with any product.

Another parameter I researched was the issues inherent with the combo, TIG/Plasma units that have a high failure rate because of component/design failures.

I found the individual TIG/MMA units & individual plasma units were much less susceptible to failures.

If you need both, then simply buy separate units.


now that is a good post.

thanks ,


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Oct 21, 2009
Giant Tech Response...
by: Denny

Hi Larry,
Since this posting was mainly regarding TIG & Plasma, my response was to clarify my own personal usage of the TIG & Plasma Chinese units I own & use regularly. It was not to exclude your import(also Chinese) that I own & use also on all my mobile jobs with superb results.

My Giant Tech ARC200 SMAW unit is a full inverter stick welder that I use on the construction sites I frequent with my mobile unit. I call this unit my "lunchbox" welder, as it's only 15lbs, full inverter with only 20A input current needed at full output. I have used this unit over 2 years & burned in excess of 100lbs of rod. This unit paid for itself on the first usage on a construction site repairing heavy equipment. I have been quite satisfied with this unit & have recommended it others who also purchased one.

Again, my comments are to indicate there are excellent Chinese units if one simply does some homework investigating each company's product, recommendations, & satisfaction ratings.

Oct 21, 2009
by: Larry

You also own a GiantTech Arc200 yes? I haven't heard that you aren't happy with it and just wonder why then you would leave us out of your list of owned Chinese machines?
Reagards, Larry

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