Purchasing a welding machine is a very important long-term decision that can help you to save time, money, and allow you to safely perform complex welds. It is overwhelming when there are so many different types of welder to choose from, therefore we have put together a clear and concise guide to help you choose the most suitable machine for your application.
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Combined with adequate skills and experience, having a suitable welder will help you achieve perfect welds.
We stock an extensive range of welders, from single phase through to three phase models. If this guide leaves you with more questions, please feel free to get in touch with our expert team. We will be happy to assist your search for the most suitable welding solution.
What to look for
Single phase vs Three Phase
Almost all residential power supplies are single phase. A lot of larger industrial areas use 3 phase, in order to provide power to heavy machinery. Look for a welder that your power supply can support.
Indoor vs Outdoor
Some welding machines depend heavily on a shield gas for it to work, these models are not suitable when exposed to natural elements where wind can interfere with and contaminate the welding process. Decide where you would normally weld and purchase a welder that will suit your application.
Simple vs Sophisticated
Simple welds can be achieved through an entry-level MIG welder. However, if you would like to create weld with high quality and purity, then you will require a more complex welder, such as a TIG machine.
Choose an inverter welder that is compact, light, and easy to carry if you are planning on welding at various worksites and portability is import to you.
Just like any other types of machine, there will be times where your welder may fail to perform. That is why it is so important to pick a genuine welder, with a comprehensive warranty that gets you up and running again.