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Portable welders?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Gold Rush, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. Gold Rush

    Gold Rush 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys and gals I was just wondering who has or has had first hand experience in using a portable or on-board welder? If so please post what type and whether on-board or portable and what you have to say about it. I have an opportunity to buy a new "Ready Welder" marked down from $559 to $450. One of my local tool venders picked up 3 of them. I read the brochure on it and sounds really good being able to weld steel to 3/8" and aluminum to 1/2" without gas. If anyone is interested in buying one they can e-mail me and I'll pick it up for you and it would be the same price as I pay plus shipping to you. They are supposed to be able to weld for quite a long time on two 12 volt deep cycle batteries.

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  2. Twiz

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    What does this include?

    I would also like to know what anyone has to say about them, has anyone used them or have any input?


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  3. Gold Rush

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    It includes a carrying case, hand unit, battery cables and I think a small spool of flux core wire ( so you don't need any gas). You can check them out at http://www.extremeblazer.com
     
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    There was a article in FOUR WHEELER about this a couple of issues back. They seemed to like it.

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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/on-boardwelder/index.html>http://www.pirate4x4.com/tech/on-boardwelder/index.html</a>

    Check this out, might make you think twice.

    Shane

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  6. Gold Rush

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    Why would it make me think twice? Yes those are ways of welding IF you carry welding cable and welding rod with you and / or you want to add an extra alternator to you rig. The Ready Welder is a mig welder that can weld steel or aluminum and no big wiring job or modifying my rig to use it other than adding another battery. Thanks for your opinion on the sublect though. I did consider adding the extra alternator a couple of years ago when I first saw the pirate 4X4 welding article then decided it wouldn't be worth the hassle.


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