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Beginner in welding

Postby Beastly Weldz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:10 am

Gonna keep it nice and short. Im in welding school at the moment and im trying to learn as much as possible. I want to soon have a little shop. I dont have much tools but what i want is advice and opinions. Im starting to post stuff online if yall would like to help.
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Question, should I 1st get a plasma cutter or torch?
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Re: Beginner in welding

Postby Artie F. Emm » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:32 am

Welcome to the forum! Are you thinking of opening a shop to provide services as a business, or a shop for your use?
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Re: Beginner in welding

Postby Mike » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:51 am

Welcome to the forum.
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Re: Beginner in welding

Postby cj737 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:49 am

start with an Oxy torch. You can use it to preheat, bend, and post heat, as well as cut. Plasma only enables cutting.
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Re: Beginner in welding

Postby Beastly Weldz » Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:20 pm

Right now my goal is to have a shop open where i can do custom projects. I do have a oxy torch class coming up in the fall this year. Ball park range how much does it cost to buy the torch? And also run the torch?
I probably won't be cutting anything thicker than 1/4. Thats why i was thinking plasma cutter.
If i had the money i would do both lol
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Re: Beginner in welding

Postby thatoneguy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:12 am

Both would ideally be best. But, if you're planning on just being a fab shop and not typically working with anything other than mild, stainless, or aluminum, I would get the plasma and a good compressor behind it. Can cut anything that will conduct lee trinity unlike a torch where you're limited to ferrous steels only, and it much cheaper to operate. I have the everlast plasma 80S and can attest that it is a BEAST. Granted I have a full torch rig too but it hardly gets used anymore.
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