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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:32 am

OzFlo wrote:Kym,

Ask yourself the question "Can I live without a mig machine right now?" If the answer is "yes" then ask yourself another question "can I live without a mig for the foreseeable future?" If the answer is still yes make a plan to start saving for a decent unit and work towards it. You'll be happier in the long run and will ultimately save yourself some money.

If the answer to the original question is "no" then you have some compromises to make. I'd steer clear of Rossi and anything that is sold by Edisons or any other alias they choose to trade under with ebay. Their customer service is terrible and their products and product support is woeful.

Flo



That's the sort of info I need....good thoughts, thanks Flo!




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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby weldin mike 27 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:01 am

Call David Steeples at welding machinery in QLD. http://weldmac.com.au/equipment/welding-machines/ He is an agent for unimig and kempii, also has lots of used machines, Judging by the photos he sent me. Could be worth a look. A deal on a nice little kempii evo or a unimig would be sweet as.
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:19 pm

Thanks Mike!



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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby weldin mike 27 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:38 am

Pleasure. Apparently Its run by David and David Jnr. I believe David Jnr is the welder salesman.
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Rupes » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:02 am

I'm with Ozflo on this. I'd save for what you want or check out the used market for something suitable

Not much good to you as the freight would kill it as its a heavy as f#$k transformer machine. But I'm about to sell off my BOC (Kemppi Model) 250R. Has a remote feeder, is 250amps, can spray transfer easily on regular migshield. Only reason for selling is I have the EWM 3 phase up and running.

I'd be happy with $500 for it. Point is its a lot of welder for the money, not electronics to fail as such, even has a genuine Binzel torch probably worth $250 by itself. I'm sure they or something similar come up time to time in Victoria, just gotta keep the eyes peeled for bargains. I think I paid $700 and bought the Binzel for it a few years ago.

I know you don't get the new box feeling but still every time I see a thread about looking for a welder but on a budget I think of used quality machine over brand new ebay special every time.
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby weldin mike 27 » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:06 am

If I wasn't dirt poor, I'd be on that like a something on a something....
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Mon Aug 07, 2017 4:54 am

Thanks for the tips guys.

I agree that a clean, quality brand used machine makes a lot of sense. Shame I am in South Horse Trailer, backwater of the universe. It'll take a lot of patience but I'm sure I'll find such a machine eventually.



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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Rupes » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:07 am

SA is where I found a 100kg Peter Wright anvil for about $700 I think.

That almost new 355 amp EWM synergic pulse mig came from SA too. I think I paid $2500. Retail on that was at least 6k from memory.

The plus side of SA is that its a buyers market. Both items above would have been wayyyy more had they been sold in Sydney. Downside is you have to wait a while for them to show up on gumtree or ebay.
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby Coldman » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:33 am

Yer, they also got that southwark beer down there......
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Re: Aussie Mig advice, please!

Postby MosquitoMoto » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:22 am

Southwark...green death. Good grief no!

When I drink beer I tend to drink Asahi.

How's this...talking with a guy at work today, turns out he used to be a full time welder and boilermaker. "I've got a really decent quality Mig at home, it's been used about twice. You're welcome to borrow it and give it a go, let me know if you like it..."



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