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Old 12-15-2009, 09:32 AM
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You mentioned AC/DC stick and shielded wire. Does he want a multi-process welder? I'm not sure if any of the Millers have AC. I would think separate stick and MIG machines may be less costly.
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Old 12-15-2009, 12:51 PM
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81 and still wanting to play with the metal is just great. Bet he's excited. Good for him! The whole deal sounds like a fun adventure.
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Call Paramount Supply in Amarillo at 372-2355. They are not Paramount anymore but maybe Airgas or Praxair but that does not matter much as the number is still the same.

I have bought two new welders and one plasma cutter in my life and all three were from them.

I shopped till I was blue in the face for my bobcat. Best price I could find was around $2700 with free shipping. Called them and without them even knowing me they quoted me around $2200 plus tax (8 1/4%). Needless to say I kept my money here in town that day.

Same story on my baby mig and my plasma.

When you call a lady will answer the phone and tell her you need a salesman. When he answers tell him what you need a price on and see if it doesn't beat everyone else. After the price is quoted ask him how much to deliver to Spearman. Bet you a dollar if you let him pick the day he won't charge you a thing because of how much money you (Wilson) is fixing to drop in there. They run trucks up there probably weekly so if you let it come on the normal truck everybody wins.

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I will let the others pick the equipment.
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Cutter, he said Hi.
How come you haven't asked me to find him a bandsaw?
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:04 PM
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That hasn't come up yet although he shows a great interest in Judge Bob's
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:06 PM
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Call Paramount Supply in Amarillo at 372-2355. They are not Paramount anymore but maybe Airgas or Praxair but that does not matter much as the number is still the same.

I have bought two new welders and one plasma cutter in my life and all three were from them.

I shopped till I was blue in the face for my bobcat. Best price I could find was around $2700 with free shipping. Called them and without them even knowing me they quoted me around $2200 plus tax (8 1/4%). Needless to say I kept my money here in town that day.

Same story on my baby mig and my plasma.

When you call a lady will answer the phone and tell her you need a salesman. When he answers tell him what you need a price on and see if it doesn't beat everyone else. After the price is quoted ask him how much to deliver to Spearman. Bet you a dollar if you let him pick the day he won't charge you a thing because of how much money you (Wilson) is fixing to drop in there. They run trucks up there probably weekly so if you let it come on the normal truck everybody wins.

My two cents.

I will let the others pick the equipment.
They deliver bottles to the local gas place. I bought a plasma cutter from them.
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Old 12-15-2009, 10:12 PM
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Wilson is doing OK. He and his brother got 4 of these this year and are expecting another very soon.

This is the best one and is making 80 bbls.
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Wilson is doing OK. He and his brother got 4 of these this year and are expecting another very soon.

This is the best one and is making 80 bbls.
All it needs is a saw blade.
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Old 12-16-2009, 03:31 AM
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Folks are complaining about China. That pumpjack came from China and it appears to be very high quality.
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OM, I agree with you. China has a very modern and high tect rail systems and etc. They manufacture items to the quality that the company gives them. Some are high and agree some are slow quality. Just like American made item some high and some low. They build to the spec you asked them to do.
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