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Old 08-16-2013, 07:13 PM
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Hey guys I am looking at purchasing the Eastwood 175. I am new to welding and on a newlywed budget (basically the reason I'm looking at this unit). I will be using it for fixes around the ranch and toys (build frames etc). I'm just curious if anyone on here has one or has used one. The ratings ive been reading are excellent and the welders are being compared to the Miller and Lincoln brands. I don't want biased comments just whether or not you have one or have used one. -thanks!
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Old 08-16-2013, 08:14 PM
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I have one, had it about 2 years now and have had no problems with it. You shouldn't be disappointed.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:25 AM
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I havnt used one but I suspect it may be a knockoff that actually works fairly well.
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The bit about "I don't want biased comments" ... ???
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The bit about "I don't want biased comments" ... ???
It was a biased question.
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Okay well maybe it came across as a biased question not intended to be. Just from reading a lot of posts it seems like there are "miller,Lincoln,orHobart" guys that's why I put that.

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Okay well maybe it came across as a biased question not intended to be. Just from reading a lot of posts it seems like there are "miller,Lincoln,orHobart" guys that's why I put that.

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There are Miller, Lincoln and Hobart guys here because they have all been through the "other" brands and learned a lesson. You are going to get a biased opinion.

There are a few of the new cheapo Chinese machines that are getting good reviews such as the Everlast, Longevity and HTP models. However, how long will they last under heavy use? What will it take to get warranty work done on them when, not if, they break?

I rather have a 30 year old Miller or Lincoln transformer machine than a brand new Chinese made inverter machine.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:56 PM
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I like the older machines too, but knowing that hobart and miller are sister companys, I would lean toward the hobart machine over the eastwood. I'm pretty sure hobart still has the 5/3/1 warranty, whats eastwood's?
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:36 PM
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I have been just picking a forum or subforum and just reading and reading! Lots of info here and seems to be much friendlier than the "other " forum.


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There are Miller, Lincoln and Hobart guys here because they have all been through the "other" brands and learned a lesson. You are going to get a biased opinion.

There are a few of the new cheapo Chinese machines that are getting good reviews such as the Everlast, Longevity and HTP models. However, how long will they last under heavy use? What will it take to get warranty work done on them when, not if, they break?

I rather have a 30 year old Miller or Lincoln transformer machine than a brand new Chinese made inverter machine.
Tally, were you thinking you were posting on the "other" forum where being a jerk is the norm? Not everyone on here is a " Miller, Lincoln and Hobart guy.

I happen to like my "brand new Chinese made inverter machine".

You really should not speak for everyone. If you have used one of the so called inferior products, just relate your experience. If not, maybe you should not be so quick to denigrate others.
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Tally, were you thinking you were posting on the "other" forum where being a jerk is the norm? Not everyone on here is a " Miller, Lincoln and Hobart guy.

I happen to like my "brand new Chinese made inverter machine".

You really should not speak for everyone. If you have used one of the so called inferior products, just relate your experience. If not, maybe you should not be so quick to denigrate others.
No, I knew exactly where I was posting and I never said anything that would equate to me being a jerk.

What I said does not cover "everyone", as you seem to equate, but what I said covers enough for my statement to be at least true. I simply said there are "Miller, Lincoln and Hobart guys here". That does not equate to "everyone".

I have tried the cheaper products, machines, consumables and tools, and found them inferior and I came away with a bad taste from it.

If you like your new Chinese made inverter machine then you should relate your experience and not be so quick to feel as if you have been denigrated.
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