Originally Posted by oldred
BTW, When the guy at Eastwood said those machines are made by a "Big company" he might want you to think that they are made by Lincoln because they look like Lincoln but the reason these machines (all the brands not just Lincoln and Eastwood) look the same is that they are all just rebranded Chinese imports that they all buy from the same "Big (Chinese) company!
There are some gullible people if you think these are different machines than all the other chinese machines.
Now, that being said, I am quite happy with 99% of all my chinese machines/tools (HF Plasma comes to mind!). Just do your research. I'm sure this mig is fine. Nobody seems to have any problems with it.
And to the guy who keeps breaking everything, and couldn't make it through his lawn once.. I think he's doing something wrong.