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Old 04-25-2004, 05:41 PM
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I have an ESAB plasma cutter and it is great for a hobbyist. I have looked at their welders and discussed it at length with the store manager, who I consider a friend that would not steer me wrong. He basically said that the ESAB unit that matches a like Miller unit will serve my purpose just as well as the more expensive Miller. However, if I was a professional shop withe lots of work, then definitely go Miller. Right now, our off brand MIG is ok, but after 12 years and 16 cars, it is on its last legs. Have a Snap On unit that is 110 that we use on sheet metal and it gets all the light duty work. For the really heavy stuff, we use an old Craftsman stick welder. If we were to decide to get another Mig, it would be a big ESAB and retire the Off brand and the Snap On. The old Craftsman will just hang in there

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