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Re: Consumable companies

Postby Popeye the old miner » Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:12 am

Otto Nobedder wrote:All of Lincoln's rods are made in Mexico.

The 50# tin sealed with inert gas is higher quality for the perceived customer (commercial/industrial). The rods in 5# plastic boxes (NOT moisture-tight... plastic is stunningly permeable) are assumed to be for the hobbyist/homeowner/tiny shop crowd.

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I didn't know that...I figured the good rods were made in Cleveland.
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Re: Consumable companies

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:07 pm

Popeye, I spoke a little fast.

You CAN get American made Lincoln rods, if you specify the "Buy America" program. Your LWS is not going to have them on the shelf in most cases.

http://www.lincolnelectric.com/assets/g ... mc1330.pdf

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Re: Consumable companies

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:18 pm

Here's hint of what a "buy American" product can look like...
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Re: Consumable companies

Postby Popeye the old miner » Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:55 pm

Ive seen some that packaging already when I was traveling, never had the time to give it much thought though.
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