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Old 10-25-2006, 01:11 AM
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Ryland USA welder feedback

Does anyone have any personal feedback on this welder? I'd like to have a tig and a plasma cutter and this unit has both.


http://rilandusa.com/#Riland_Super16...in-One_Machine

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Old 10-27-2006, 02:25 PM
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I never heard of the company. I looked at the link you set-up. It does look like a nice set-up for a car guy or anyone into metalworking. I have been watching this post to see any responses I am interested in this as it does about everything I need....russ
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It would be a good deal if it's a reliable piece but I'll have to find out from some users before I spend the $$.
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There are alot of "those" being imported into the US right now.
Most commonly reffered to as the "smiley" welders from the seller Smiley Tools.
In a nutshell... They're all absolutely unbeatable for the price. They've become insanely popular in the DIY import market. Whole lotta people making pocket money with them by making Honda manifolds.

So cheap they pay for themselves on the 2-3rd manifold.


It won't replace an equivilant Miller at 2-3x the price, but it'll be your favorite tool in the shop until you need, or can afford a much mroe expencive TIG. And when you can... Just leave it as a plasma cutter the rest of it's life. I've known several people that have gone that route.





Great welder & I'm an idiot.




I just posted a DIY nearly free pedal mod for the HF welder. It's been hinted that the same basic idea will work on the majority of these smiley welders.
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Thanks Toysrme for the feedback. Seriousfunracin and I were interested in the machine, but have not heard of any feedback from users. I receiver a response from Riland customer service . But they would be biased, IMO.

Thanks again.....russ
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No problem. Like I said they work so... Once you get past a welder working quality is just down to skill level. I've got a buddy that can run rings around my TIG welding with nothing more than a alternator / electronic motor scratch start tig he put together. Then again he welds for a living so you would expect him too.

The only thing I have to say is that it's going to be interesting when one of them eventually fails because they're all coming from the same Chinese plant & nobody *really* knows who the actual USA importer is (If there is one), or if the importers that are out there really get them serviced. So... But for the money, yeah. They're just phenominal buys.


Some of them are the "last generation" 30 or 40 amp welders & some of them are newer (In the last 2-3 months). The newer onces caused the price to drop on all of them about $100-150usd. Some of the more expencive ones are also A/C tigs with your more advanced TIG controls. So pay attention to what you're buying. (old/vs new doesn't really matter, but the lower end onces are DC tigs, so don't count on aluminum.)
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Toysrme, For a "IDIOT HOBBY WELDER" the manifold looks great. By your standards I am at "MORON LEVEL"...russ
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LoL! I doubt it. I'm not that good. It depends on what you weld with too. A good welder can weld with anything, but a low end one can bring you down.
If you want great talk to a guy online named Engloid. He hangs around alot of car fab forums, and the major miller, hobart, licolin forums also.

Copper/Nickel is pretty!
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