View Full Version : Thermal Arc 300GTSW
04-12-2008, 12:14 AM
well, finally got a set of leads on the old new gal and burned up some of the 7014 that has been haunting my garage space.
what a sweet little machine.......... really love it never had a welder restrike 7014 like that before.
of course this means that tractor supply better have some argon on monday.
how do you " sell welding gasses" and not have any pure argon of any size ??
i am hoping this is an isolated incident , as the prospect of easy access 7 days a week is too tempting for me.
wont post picks till i actually weld two things together
04-15-2008, 10:03 AM
Is that machine constant-current/constant-voltage for both tig/stick and mig?
04-15-2008, 10:39 AM
no mig function. i could probably hook up a suitcase type feeder though.
Pretty happy being able to stick and tig though. Spent twice as much on
accessories and set up than i did on the welder.
04-15-2008, 11:59 AM
TSC here doesn't do PURE argon either. I have to go elsewhere. The only argon they carry is in a 75/25 mix...
04-15-2008, 01:04 PM
well, i would love to use TSC for their 7 day convenience, but 3 things have changed my mind
1. they sold me the bottle, then did not have it, or know when they were going to get it, and made fill out aton of paperwork for their mistake. oh and told me i am only allowed 4 returns in a year.......:angry:
2.the LWS in my city (@10) will not fill the thouroughbred cylinders.
3.the prospect of needing gas and them being out was a worry. I called all three stores near me in nashville, ((the company headquarters is in Nashville I think ))
none had any pure argon or even what day the delivery truck comes or who is in charge of stocking what.
good news though they had the SAIT 22072 4-1/2" cuttoff discs set out and priced at .99 each. cheapest i can find them online is 2.00 each and the local LWS all charge north of 3 dollars apiece for them.
local welding house is willing to sell me a 125 bottle filled for 185 and do swaps for going rate. will only get gas 5 days a week but i am in town anyway so not too bad.
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04-23-2008, 09:32 PM
What are the general thoughts about Thermal Arc Products, thinking about getting a TIG machine.
04-26-2008, 01:26 PM
Thanks for that info Chenry.
Gearhead, I very much like my Thermal Arc 185 ac/dc tig welder. It is small and uses very little juice, but packs a good punch for it's small size, and has alot of features too, more than I have a need for. The arc is very soft. I like tig welding with it :). It's also probly the most affordable inverter acdc tig machine out there now.
How you like that Passport? I like mine :).
06-05-2008, 03:02 AM
Gotta second that. The arc when stick welding is as smooth as a baby's behind.
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