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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruark View Post
    Arggghhhh, it's getting worse. Been calling around on the cost of an argon bottle. Prices ranging from $330 to $450 for a 122 cubic ft. So we're looking at $700+ just to get started. Pretty steep for just a "garage hobby." I might just stay with my trusty old NR-211.......
    If you're close to san Antonio, you can usually find good used tanks for around $125
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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    If you're close to san Antonio, you can usually find good used tanks for around $125
    Yeah, we're near San Antonio. Where would I look for a "used" tank like that?
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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Craigslist/Face Space Market. Sometimes you can buy a cheap chinese mig, and a 120 cu ft bottle for $150 to $200 off there. Just be patient, and ready to drive when something comes up. Good deals don't last more than a day, usually. Renting is another possibility, usually about $120 a year on a 330 cu ft bottle, maybe $90 for a 120 ? Last time I looked(maybe over a year ago) I thought I saw 120 cu ft argon empty as tractor supply for $300 dollars? maybe.

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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by albrightree View Post
    Craigslist/Face Space Market

    Yup, I've found like 4 tanks for around $130-$150 already filled.
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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
    Yup, I've found like 4 tanks for around $130-$150 already filled.
    That much for ALL FOUR????
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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruark View Post
    That much for ALL FOUR????
    Pretty sure he gave a price range for EACH.


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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Pretty sure he gave a price range for EACH.


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    Yup., and that was a while back, like a couple years ago, not recently. But my point is the deals are out there. You just have to like around and maybe even drive out of your way. I drive 150mi to get mine, 2 at a time.
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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruark View Post
    Arggghhhh, it's getting worse. Been calling around on the cost of an argon bottle. Prices ranging from $330 to $450 for a 122 cubic ft. So we're looking at $700+ just to get started. Pretty steep for just a "garage hobby." I might just stay with my trusty old NR-211.......
    That is full retail. You can do better but it won't come find you. I don't think I have much more than $100 or thereabouts into any of my many 125 and 250 cu ft tanks. Craigslist and Pawn Shops are good place to look.

    125 cu ft all day long as many as you want for $140 in South Florida. There are wholesalers of tanks hiding around you somewhere.

    https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/tls...362679997.html

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    Re: Starting with TIG - is this everything?

    $189 but $69 shipping but if you can find a local wholesaler it should be no more than that.

    Open account at gas supply $28 to fill.

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