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When they were on offer in the summer,

a friend bought one....

He came round to weld my gate hinge..

After a 50mm run it cut-out!

20 mins later it still wasn't working..

I disassembled it and bypassed the thermal cut-out,

which had self distructed!!

Welded another 50mm and couldn't see for the smoke

bellowing out of the welder...So....

Don't buy one if you expect to weld with it!

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When they were on offer in the summer,

a friend bought one....

He came round to weld my gate hinge..

After a 50mm run it cut-out!

20 mins later it still wasn't working..

I disassembled it and bypassed the thermal cut-out,

which had self distructed!!

Welded another 50mm and couldn't see for the smoke

bellowing out of the welder...So....

Don't buy one if you expect to weld with it!

Did you upgrade the fuse/plug?

I see you can't put them on standard 13a plugs.

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You may be better off with a second hand, but better, welder from Ebay and then adding a cooling fan to the back of it.

I did that with two of my old SIP welders, the £50 type, and both are still good though one I broke the adjuster on when I dropped it. I will be putting a big fan on the back of my other old Clarke 180A welder too soon so that I have a portable and a workshop set.

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