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Old 03-03-2021, 03:14 PM
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Originally Posted by camdigger View Post
How much easier would the job have been using 100' extension cord and 6' leads? Not to mention having the controls at arms length for any required adjustments to settings. Just asking....

That would have worked well too. But either way, the old boss would not have gone for buying another welder, unless he absolutely had to replace an existing welder.

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Old 03-03-2021, 05:13 PM
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I have had circumstances where I could have used the little battery powered welder, but under those same circumstances I would have been better off to have a 3500 watt generator sitting on the bed of my truck and had the ability to run grinders/drills etc. along with an inverter welder.

I am curious about the ability to replace the battery and what that would cost. Say it is good for 1000 charge cycles, that is less than 350 hours of arc time. The hour meter on my welding helmet has rolled over 100 several times and I am not even close to a full time welder.
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