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Offline AllPurposeAtheist (OP)

Bought a welder today
« on: November 03, 2016, 09:00:07 PM »
Brand New Zeny 130 normally sells on Amazon for $95-130..
I got it on ebay for $40 with free shipping..
 Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/201701650613 if you're interested in one.
It's far from a Hobart or Miller, but for $40 it's tough to go wrong..
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Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016, 11:07:09 PM »
Hey, APA.  Good to see you're still here.  So, what are ya gonna weld?
I always wondered why having balls was equated with "strength".  Balls are sensitive and delicate, actually.   Better to grow a vagina.  Those things can take a pounding - and pop out a live human being the size of a watermelon.

Offline SGOS

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016, 11:54:30 AM »
Brand New Zeny 130 normally sells on Amazon for $95-130..
I got it on ebay for $40 with free shipping..
 Look at this on eBay http://www.ebay.com/itm/201701650613 if you're interested in one.
It's far from a Hobart or Miller, but for $40 it's tough to go wrong..

From my brief exposure to welding in my Freshman high school shop class, I am convinced I could never weld worth a shit.  No teacher ever stunted my desire to learn, either.  I just looked at my own work in utter disgust.  I doubt that I could ever be a surgeon for pretty much the same reasons.

Offline AllPurposeAtheist (OP)

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016, 12:31:17 PM »
Hey, APA.  Good to see you're still here.  So, what are ya gonna weld?
My first project planned is a yard trailer to go behind the lawn tractor. After that who knows? I have plenty of different projects to keep me busy. I've got experience welding, both gas (oxy/acetaline) and wire feed mostly in the auto body business. I would have preferred a gas shielded (argon gas) welder, but they cost more.
I don't have those wild, crazy welding skills, but I can stick metal together pretty good. Another project I'll probably work on is a jack pully for my lathe to give me a high range and low range, but that's a bit down the road..
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Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016, 01:42:36 AM »
So, is the welder guy just visiting or will he live with you?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline AllPurposeAtheist (OP)

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016, 02:32:57 AM »
So, is the welder guy just visiting or will he live with you?
He'll be living here eating my food, sleeping in my bed with my gf while I weld things..
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2016, 04:02:54 AM »
He'll be living here eating my food, sleeping in my bed with my gf while I weld things..

Pity, you should use his skills.  Better he weld metals than yer GF ;)  Never trust those firey guys...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Offline AllPurposeAtheist (OP)

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2016, 05:30:57 PM »
So it turns out that the ebay deal was a scammer who hijacked the sellers account, got my money and ran.. I get my money back from ebay and no welder, but I did go to harbor freight and bought one on sale.. it works.  I'll probably head to a scrapyard this week or next for the steel I need..
« Last Edit: November 06, 2016, 05:32:54 PM by AllPurposeAtheist »
All hail my new signature!

Admit it. You're secretly green with envy.

Offline Cavebear

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2016, 06:26:25 AM »
So it turns out that the ebay deal was a scammer who hijacked the sellers account, got my money and ran.. I get my money back from ebay and no welder, but I did go to harbor freight and bought one on sale.. it works.  I'll probably head to a scrapyard this week or next for the steel I need..

Sad.  I go to Ebay only to by old stuff I miss.  Not any cheaters there so far.
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2016, 12:41:37 AM »
I bought a Hobart 140 model recently. I am pretty much new to welding and I have just begun doing a mig training course in weldtech training ( http://www.weldtechtraining.com/ ). What kind of welding are you most interested in? I prefer mig over tig.

Re: Bought a welder today
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 06:13:51 PM »
He'll be living here eating my food, sleeping in my bed with my gf while I weld things..
I think I know your GF:

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