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Old 02-26-2024, 05:22 PM
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I've been watching the Bestarc for a while , today they have a limited time offer of 30% off , ordered one this morning ..

https://www.amazon.com/bestarc-BTC50...6686ad4770b958

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Old 02-26-2024, 07:05 PM
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I've been watching the Bestarc for a while , today they have a limited time offer of 30% off , ordered one this morning ..

https://www.amazon.com/bestarc-BTC50...6686ad4770b958
I am considering that one as well. For the amount of use I will use it for the price is reasonable to me.
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Old 02-27-2024, 01:52 PM
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This thread jinxed me. I went to cut some 16ga sheet alum last night with my Hobart 250ci and while trying to blow a start hole in it, I heard a "pop" and then nothing but the compressor noise. Threw a new tip and electrode on it and no luck. The tip DID arc when touched on the ground clamp so something internal that will require further investigation at a later date... I have a 625 that is way overkill but it will blast through the sheet like butter--just more of a pain in the ass to setup...
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Old 02-27-2024, 10:49 PM
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The Bestarc is still on sale , at this price it's good to have for a backup -

https://www.amazon.com/bestarc-BTC50...6686ad4770b958
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Old 02-28-2024, 12:00 PM
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Y'all got me wanting to try out the chinesium machines. But I don't even have a spot to use the gear I've already got.

I've done a lot with my little Hobart plasma (that I bought used for twice the price of these) years ago but it has never been terribly good or efficient. I loaned it out to a friend and he had great luck with it. In fact took me almost a year to get it back .
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Old 02-28-2024, 05:33 PM
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Vids I've watched of the Bestarc, it looks like a very capable machine for at least hobby use. One guy (slowly) was cutting 5/8 fairly cleanly with it.

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Old 03-08-2024, 08:34 PM
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Well I bought the best arc one and I had some points on a credit card and got it for 115 out of pocket. I only have it out of the box so far hope to at least plug it in and test it this weekend. I see they are back up to 249 now.

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Old 03-08-2024, 09:24 PM
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I got mine a week ago , $166 for mine , tried it out the first day , works as it should ...
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Tested good

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Old 03-09-2024, 06:49 PM
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Salemans from LWS that supply our shop stopped in Friday. Had a deal on a small inverter welder. 110/220, with a tig torch, that will be upgraded because they ran out of stock ones, and a flow meter. 3 year phone in warranty. $199.

Even the weldor in our shop bought one for his garage. I have one coming too.

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