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Old 03-18-2007, 10:33 AM
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Thermadyne welders/cutters

Do any of you guys have any experience with Thermadyne Mig welders or plasma cutters? What are your feelings on this brand. This is the brand NAPA sells.

My son works at a NAPA Distribution Center and he gets all parts, tools, etc at NAPA's cost: usually 50%, 75% or more off of what you'd pay if you went to a NAPA store and bought it over the counter. He's been getting my parts for me for several years now and it's unbelieveable the markup.

Anyway, I found out they also sell Mig welders and plasma cutters and was wondering how they compare to Miller, Lincoln and other welders.

Thanks in advance for any info

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Old 03-18-2007, 01:29 PM
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I have a Thermal Dynamics Cut Master 38 plasma cutter. it is a cutting monster, works great.

Initial problem I had was making long cuts. I used a 20 amp 110 volt feed. Machine set on 25 amps running on a 20 amp 110 volt feed circuit it would trip the breaker

After I built an extension cord to power the unit on 220volt 50amp circuit , it runs as long as I need.

The machine automatically adjusts to voltage it is plugged into.

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I have a Thermal Dynamics, pac master 38XL. Made by Thermadyne.

(probably close to the same machine as crosley)

I second what he said, I've been using mine for almost 10 years and once I put a 220 V cord end and switched it to 220 it hasn't given me any problems.

Early on I was doing some really long cuts in 1/4 with the output all the way up, that got the overheat breaker to kick in, but I was definitely abusing it.

I'd recommend that company's products in a second.

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