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Categories > Welding > Lotos Technology > LOTOS TIG200 200A AC/DC Aluminum Tig/Stick Welder Square Wave Inverter with Pedal and Mask

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 A waste of money and time.
Pros: The good: The company honors the warranty
Cons: The bad: It will probably only work as a glorified stick welder.
Other Thoughts: I have done a lot of tig welding of aluminum and cromoly steel on aircrafts using the shop TIG welder. Wanted to have one for private use, and bought this, and here is the story:
1. Unit arrived, and only one of the foot pedal connectors would fit (completely wrong connector). The function of the foot pedal became on/off, not continuous. I took the unit to the company, and asked for a pedal compatible with the welder. The technicians insisted this was a feature, not a defect, but I insisted on a pedal that could vary the current, and they found a new box with a pedal with the right connectors. I cringed when I watch them carry the heavy foot pedal around by the thin cord.
2. With the new unit, the arc started easily with the HF, and I could do AC TIG with argon. Problem was that when I stopped, I had to turn the whole unit off and on to get it to start again. Initially the company claimed it stopped working due to overheat, and would not resolve. I demonstrated that it failed on 30A after 4 seconds on a cold machine. The machine was replaced with #3
3. I really wanted this to work, and the start was good. Good HF arc start every time, good control of current with pedal, but could not get argon to the torch. I replaced the flow control with a control with a ball indicator to verify argon flow. Increased from 7 to 20 cu.feet/hr. Still no argon. The valve opens, and argon flows, but no cover to the weld. Try to find leaks, without success.
4. I take the #3 welder back to the company, and at this time, I do not want to experiment any more. Material, argon, flow control etc and driving has already costed me a lot. I tell them I only want it to work. I leave the welder with a bar of 6061 aluminium, some filler rod, and we agree the technician will test it. He will make a little weld on the aluminum so I can see it works.
5. 5 days later I am told it is in perfect working condition, and I can come and get it. When I arrive, the aluminium bar is clamped to a step ladder outside the warehouse. Some pearls of aluminum is stuck to the oxidized bar. Nothing at all has worked. Nobody seems to know what the technician has done, and he is not there. I tell them I need to see a welded aluminum bead, and the 6061 material and 4043 filler is the easiest to weld with. I am puzzled why they did not bother to check this at all. I am puzzled they keep selling it when their own technician can not get it to work. They should be able to resolve this between the factory and their technician.

We agree they will allow me to return it with a restocking fee. I am out over $1000 on tig welding supplies from argon, regulator, table, filler rods, tungsten, masks, gloves etc, and no welder.

They are still selling this, and they have no idea how to make it work at all. Don't expect them to be around to support the product or the warranty for long. A waste of money and time.
Reviewed By:aircraft welder,8/19/2014 9:02:48 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Welding > Five Star Inc > Eagle Power Auto Darkening Pro Solar Welding Helmet Arc Tig Mig Welder Mask Grinding

Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3Rating + 3 Missing parts
Pros: Inexpensive helmet for the occasional welder. Good value for the money. Shipped fast and received in less than 2 weeks.
Cons: Chose this seller because of the extra lenses. The extra lenses were missing from the shipment. I contacted the seller by e-mail. Eventually received 2 of 3 lenses of which one was the wrong size. I paid extra for something I didn't get. After a month I just gave up. Not worth the trouble.
Other Thoughts: I'd buy this helmet again. However, I would save the money and buy from a different seller and just forget about the extra lenses.
Reviewed By:jim639,6/9/2014 8:03:33 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > Welding > Lotos Technology > Lotos Technology LTP5000D IGBT Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter 110/220VAC 1/2" Cut

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Better than I thought
Pros: Good price and cuts awesome and it will cut thicker steel and the pilot arc will start the cut in any paint or rust.
Cons: Nothing ready
Reviewed By:Trell,5/10/2014 7:06:08 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Welding > Lotos Technology > Lotos Technology LTP5000D IGBT Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter 110/220VAC 1/2" Cut

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 LTP500D
Pros: Great little unit that will perform just as well as other name brands for about 1/3 of the cost. have already cut over 20ft of 3/8 plate steel with no issues.
Cons: wish torch cable was longer but unit is light enough to move closer to what you are cutting.
Other Thoughts: perfect unit if input power cord and torch cable were longer and if it came with some consumables.
Reviewed By:Doug F,5/6/2014 1:04:51 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Welding > Lotos Technology > Lotos Technology LTP5000D IGBT Pilot Arc Plasma Cutter 110/220VAC 1/2" Cut

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Very Impressive for the $.
Pros: Very good low cost plasma cutter. Good out of the box. Came ready to use, 220v plug installed. Everything needed to set up and run was included. Air pressure regulator/dryer, hose clamps and bracket. Cuts really well. I tried it on 22, 20, 16 gauge steel,1/4" tempered steel and 3/16" aluminum. Excellent cuts right through paint and rust.
Cons: Minor complaint is the ground clamp. Clamps well on thicker material but the clamping pressure feels low on thinner material. But it works.
Other Thoughts: After multiple heat cycles it would not strike an arc. Turned out the heating and cooling cycles had loosened the consumable tip. I tightened it and the machine was back in tip top shape. Also, to save on consumables, once the cut it started on painted or rusty metal, you can disconnect the pilot arc. The fresh cut will provide a path to ground.
Reviewed By:Branzat Racing,4/7/2014 7:54:27 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Welding > Apex Tool Group, LLC > Cooper Hand Tools Weller 185-7250W 47571 Soldering Tip

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5
Pros: Excellent delivery. What I expected.
Cons: nothing
Reviewed By:dab,1/24/2014 1:04:49 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > Welding > Kreg > Kreg K4MS Jig Master System

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Kreg K4MS Jig Master System
Pros: Product arrived quickly and came in outer box labeled with manufacturer's name. My husband was thrilled to get this birthday gift!
Cons: None identified by my husband
Reviewed By:LC,9/11/2013 2:28:16 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Welding > eToolscity > "Victor" Style Welding Cutting Torch Kit Acetylene Oxygen

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 this is junk
Pros: Worked really great for 5 min.
Cons: broke after just 5 min. gas flashed back and burned inside the torch. now almost no gas comes out. The cost of a repair is 75% what I paid. Lost time is twice what I paid.
Reviewed By:loosingmoney,4/24/2013 7:07:32 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Welding > FRY TECHNOLOGIES COOKSON ELECT > Fry Technologies Cookson Elect Rosin Core Solder & Dispensor AM13460

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Too little
Pros: N/A
Cons: Too expensive and too little
Reviewed By:N/A,2/27/2013 4:29:30 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > Welding > FRY TECHNOLOGIES COOKSON ELECT > Fry Technologies Cookson Elect Rosin Core Solder & Dispensor AM13460

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 Worst of worst
Pros: dispensor can protest somehow
Cons: It is too little
Reviewed By:N/A,2/18/2013 12:35:27 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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