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Tig welder

abunai

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Good news.
After calling them three times, my stupid mistake got fixed.
The vendor has the correct address.
I was so excited to order it, I had forgotten to add three numbers to my address.
The lady from HD called the vendor and had them correct the address.
Now the waiting starts.
We don't have a Harbor Freight here.
Wish we did.
I'm sure with the shipping cost, the welder would have cost more than from Home Depot.
Home Depot shipping is free.
 

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My point is not that it is a bad unit, just that it is a new brand. Too soon yet to know if it is a durable unit. I kinda like the everlast brand, lots of great reviews, the ahp mentioned here was one I've seen, I did not realize it gets pretty good reviews. The 680.00 dollar area is amazing.
I thought about the vulcan, went to purchase one, hf did not yet have them in stock... than the ahp was brought up.... hmmm
No worries. Its all good
Hope that abunai[/U] enjoys his tig machine
 

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welding Aluminum welds still kinda messy at the moment. Bit more of a learning curve, but I'm working at it ,fun though

richl. where did you purchase your 14x40 lathe? I'm about to pull the trigger on the 12x36 lathe from P Matthews
 

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It's on the way.
Got a email from UPS.
It says delivery on 11/15, but I know it won't make it by then.
It's a Christmas present to myself.
 

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It's in San Francisco.
It's suppose to be here on the 16th.
Kind of like waiting for Christmas.
 

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abunai, yer gonna love learning this new technique .....patience is key, as well as a lot of scrap material
 

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I bought a pm1440gs from percision mathews. The pm1236 with the cast iron base is one of the best deals, i think it's a great machine. The 1440 is great too, I can really push the machine, but I tend to baby it.
 

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I'm still waffling on the fence which one I'm going to purchase. Everlast for the long term reviews on the net, the ahp for similar features for almost 1/2 the price...
 

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It's left Sacramento now.
They don't say where it's going.
It still says delivery in the 16th.
That's tomorrow.
I don't think it's going to make it.
 

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It's left Sacramento now.
They don't say where it's going.
It still says delivery in the 16th.
That's tomorrow.
I don't think it's going to make it.
I'm in Sacramento. Can I go kick somebody in the butt for you? ;)

Kaneohe, eh? Do you know Brian Gomes , Gomes Bus Svc.? Cheyenne, David?
 

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I think i do know them.
Bus shop in Kahaluu.
Are they still there????
They used to race same time I did.
It's been years since I've seen any of them.
Probably wouldn't know each other today.
Years ago I used to see Ruben around Kaneohe.

My Tig has left Anaheim.
Wonder what it's next stop is?????
 

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I think i do know them.
Bus shop in Kahaluu.
Are they still there????
They used to race same time I did.
It's been years since I've seen any of them.
Probably wouldn't know each other today.
Years ago I used to see Ruben around Kaneohe.
PM sent
 

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welding Aluminum welds still kinda messy at the moment. Bit more of a learning curve, but I'm working at it ,fun though
Just took a look at the vulcan tig 200 at harbor freight... I have to say, from a visual perspective only it is a very solid looking machine. If it performs anywhere as good as it looks, they have a nice machine on their hands:encourage: thanks for the heads up, if they honor 20% coupons that puts it right in the area of the ahp unit.

Back to playing in the shop
 

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Just took a look at the vulcan tig 200 at harbor freight... I have to say, from a visual perspective only it is a very solid looking machine. If it performs anywhere as good as it looks, they have a nice machine on their hands:encourage: thanks for the heads up, if they honor 20% coupons that puts it right in the area of the ahp unit.

Back to playing in the shop
Is AHP offering a 365 day full refund ?
 

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I got it.
Came about an hour ago.
Waited for it to come, so I could leave and pick up some other things for the weekend.
I'll open it up tonight after dinner.
Happy, Happy, Happy.
 

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Unpacked it hoping to find some time tomorrow to try it out.
No tungsten rods.
I'll be going to town tomorrow anyway, so I'll pick some up.
 
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