Friday, September 30, 2005

New Welder

Well, I broke down and bought a new TIG Welder. I needed to fix a few things on the backhoe, and had a couple of things I'd like to do, so I jumped ahead of my plans a little and bought it. I searched around the welding forums and a bunch of people recommended the Thermal-Arc ProWave 185 TSW. It's not a MIller or Lincoln, but ThermaDyne does own Victor ;-) People seem to be really happy with it. It's an inverter-based welder ( as opposed to a transformer-based one). It cost $1000 less then the a MIller or Lincoln and only weighs 40lbs. istead of 250 or 300lbs.

One of the first projects, forks, like these, for the loader...