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280 AMP BANDSAW BLADE WELDER - 3663 view this item at harborfreight.com »


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Review by barryhay99 on May 1st, 2010
So I purchased this welder and tried it out on some 1/2" blade stock. After about the 10th weld I finally had a reasonable result that I could begin annealing. NOTE: I have experience with blade welders and I am sure I was configuring the unit correctly. Most of my attempts resulted in incomplete welding. Honestly this welder is just not powerful enough to do the job though if you have the patience then you could scrape by with this unit. It does not have a built in grinder which is a bit annoying also. I returned it to HF for a full refund and purchased an ENCO 4.2KVA unit with a build in grinder (almost 4 times more powerful than the HF 1.2KVA). In my opinion I would not recommend buying a blade welder less than 2.4KVA and certainly not the HF 1.2KVA unit. Good Luck!
Review by barryhay99 on May 1st, 2010
So I purchased this welder and tried it out on some 1/2" blade stock. After about the 10th weld I finally had a reasonable result that I could begin annealing. NOTE: I have experience with blade welders and I am sure I was configuring the unit correctly. Most of my attempts resulted in incomplete welding. Honestly this welder is just not powerful enough to do the job though if you have the patience then you could scrape by with this unit. It does not have a built in grinder which is a bit annoying also. I returned it to HF for a full refund and purchased an ENCO 4.2KVA unit with a built in grinder (almost 4 times more powerful than the HF 1.2KVA). In my opinion I would not recommend buying a blade welder less than 2.4KVA and certainly not the HF 1.2KVA unit. Good Luck!

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