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Old 02-28-2021, 07:45 PM
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A Swedish welder on another site mentioned a cordless battery powered welder she was using on the job. Seems perfect for what she is doing putting up hangers and brackets in buildings on construction sites. I inquired about battery life on the job. She replied it will last for about 20 minutes of welding and by that time the spare battery is charged One thing it is not is cheap $$$ she mentioned it has come down in price Still it seems very handy.
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:59 PM
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$4000? Oh, heck no!
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Old 02-28-2021, 08:06 PM
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$4000? Oh, heck no!
I saw it for 3K but, yeah pretty fucking salty price-wise
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IIRC Campbell Hausfield came out with one years ago,
probably made by century.
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For that money, I would stick with a gas engine welder. or one of the suitcase shoulder pak welders.
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At that price it sounds like something the govt. would buy , nobody in private sector could afford it - lol
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Old 03-03-2021, 07:35 AM
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I downloaded the PDF sales flyer for the US. It says the battery is built in, and makes no mention of being able to change batteries out. So 20 minutes of arc time still requires 30 minutes of charging, unless you are able to run in hybrid mode and have the welder plugged in.
Its a nice idea, but if I still have to carry a small generator I'm not much ahead of my MP210 for $3000 less.
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I'll stick with my corded inverter welder. I can get them for $500 or less, run them off a 12 or 14 gauge extension cord plugged into single phase 220, carry it like a lunch box or purse, and burn 1/8" 7018 as fast as I can load them.

One proviso, I'd have to be careful on rod selection. Some rods, like 6010, do not play well with all inverters. Has something to do with the current output of an inverter. Apparently, the really portable ones do not have coils in the output side to make the current fit 6010s needs. Inverters burn 6011 fine though.
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There was a time at old fabrication job where that welder would have been handy. Had to go to job site and pull out 100’ of lead to run four rods mounting a saddle bracket.

Spent more time pulling and rolling out lead than welding for sure.


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There was a time at old fabrication job where that welder would have been handy. Had to go to job site and pull out 100’ of lead to run four rods mounting a saddle bracket.

Spent more time pulling and rolling out lead than welding for sure.


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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....
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