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Old 11-01-2022, 09:38 PM
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As of August 10, 2022 I signed up to be an affiliate with USA Weld - HTP America, but I could not post this information here until I had the proper permissions from the forum owners/leaders. Now that I have such permission, I can openly mention I have openly promoted their great welding machines in the past, but now I am signed up as an affiliate. I am not employed by them; I am strictly an affiliate who now has an affiliate link & discount code to share with everyone as I continue to promote their awesome welding machines that really punch above their weight class.

Soon I will be posting up my in-depth reviews on most of these machines, as well as tidbits of knowledge that may not be posted in the owner's manual.

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  • For now, I'd like to share my affiliate link to the USA Weld - HTP America website. Navigating through this link will net you a 5% discount on items on the website that are not on-sale or close-out/discontinued, or otherwise marked-down, when you check out.
  • Without navigating through the link above, one can checkout online using the discount code: HTPSouthTexas to receive the 5% discount on items on the website that are not on-sale or close-out/discontinued, or otherwise marked-down, when you checkout.


Even though I'm a hobbyist, I hope to provide valuable insight as much as possible within my realm of knowledge.

A little about me and how I got here to this point:

I attended Illinois Institute of Technology but ultimately graduated from Texas A&M International University with a Major in Mathematics & Minor in Physics. It was really supposed to be the other way around, but the Major in Physics was not available at my A&M. During my college years I fell in love with modifying cars with go-fast parts. That lead me to welding since I wanted parts that did not exist, and I did not want to wait on others. I bought a cheap Campbell-Hausfeld stick welder that I did not enjoy, and ultimately got a Harbor Freight 165A TIG by internet order. That soon led to an upgrade to an Eastwood TIG 200 AC/DC (that I ended up using to complete my long-tube headers for my naturally aspirated 4.6 SOHC 2V race engine), and that led to an upgrade to an HTP Invertig 221 Dual-Voltage water-cooled TIG setup in 2013. Truly a world-class welding machine that was better than I was! Not wanting to TIG weld everything, I ended up buying a Millermatic 211 Inverter MIG welder in 2015. Served me well until I let out the magic smoke in early 2018. Had it fixed under warranty, and I sold it as I was not happy with the protection scheme it offered. That summer I took delivery of the HTP Pro Pulse 300 MIG that was just released. Got it right on 4th of July, and after that, the rest is history! The effortless performance of these machines and the friendliness of the HTP staff always captivated me and I enjoy telling others how great the machines are. I could have started this venture a long time ago, but I really didn't have time for it, and frankly I didn't need it, and still don't need it; I do perfectly fine without it all. It's all about having fun and helping others for me.

Here is a picture of my very first major welding project. A modified set of Mac headers for my '97 Mercury Cougar V8. I made 2 sets, one for me, and the other got sold and are currently being used in a Thunderbird.
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:04 PM
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When were you at IIT, I was there '85-'89 BS Chemistry.
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Old 11-01-2022, 10:36 PM
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When were you at IIT, I was there '85-'89 BS Chemistry.
About 10 years later '97-'99. I joined up with the Alpha Sig's and had a blast. Reason I went there was at that time, Nobel-Prize winning Physicist Dr Leon Lederman had just recently signed on to teach Freshman Physics I & II while he was still working at Argonne National Laboratory, so I got to take class with him. Very funny and smart man he was!
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hey guys, just thought I'd post up the current sale at HTP. My discount code won't work on any of these packages, but for most anything else added to the order it will still work for those other items for the 5% off your order.


Click the here to be directed to the HTP America - USA Weld website.
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hey guys, just thought I'd post up the current sale at HTP. My discount code won't work on any of these packages, but for most anything else added to the order it will still work for those other items for the 5% off your order.


Click the here to be directed to the HTP America - USA Weld website.
Oscar, thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-09-2022, 03:23 PM
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Current Sale: "Countdown to Christmas Sale" Ends 12/31/2022


Pro Pulse 220MTS
MicroCut 45 DV
Invertig 221 AC/DC Single-Voltage Air-Cooled
Invertig 221 AC/DC Single-Voltage Water-Cooled
Invertig 301 AC/DC Air-Cooled
Invertig 301 AC/DC Arctic Chill Water Cooled
Invertig 301 AC/DC SMART-Water Cooled
MIG 200i
MIG 130

My discount code won't work on those machines since they are on-sale, but on most other things it will.
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