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Old 04-05-2020, 05:28 PM
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I had a HF splatter box for over 10 years. That rig paid for itself at least 20 fold..... Well, after my cancer surgery almost 2 years ago, I had "misplaced" my welder. Still have yet to find it.... (Think it grew legs )
I was going to go buy a new one when I saw they had a new line of welders at HF. This Titanium 125 is a lot more than the splatter box , but is WELL WORTH IT.... NO splatter.... Welds 3/16" with one pass no problem , and will do 1/4" in one pass if you know how to weld..... Outstanding penetration...... It is a BEAST of a little welder. And it only weighs 15 pounds !!!
If you don't have a welder , or have a HF splatter box, you would really be doing yourself a favor by getting one of the Titanium 125's..... It's more than you will ever need for a diy type guy and simple home projects. It's good enough to be used for production work.....
The ONLY thing I do not like about it is it only holds the small rolls of wire. But at it's compact size and weight, I can live with that.....
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:33 PM
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At the bottom of the pic , you'll see a small brass bristle brush I used to clean off the weld in the center of pic.
Notice the lack of splatter EVERYWHERE..... Or at all..... You know as well as I do that a brass bristle brush is not used for cleaning welds. It's too soft for one..... With the Titanium welder though, you're basically just brushing away debris and soot.....
I absolutely love this welder. .......
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Old 04-05-2020, 05:41 PM
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That cool.. they have been able to get some decent welding machines lately...
I have seen people make adapters/bracketery to fit a big fluxcore wheel on the back of the machine, and run it through to the feed rollers...
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Old 04-05-2020, 07:34 PM
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I'm thinking my next welder will be either the Vulcan Omlet master (Chucke2009) or the Titanium multiprocess. So by small spools, you talking the 2lb or the 10lbs only?
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Old 04-05-2020, 08:51 PM
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I'm planning to try out the new ProTig 205 when my store gets them in stock. I've welded tons of AL, with machines ranging from my old Miller Legend with a HF box (no balance control, fixed 100hz output) to Miller Aerowave (my all time favorite machine) and Dynasty 350 and 700. Some Lincoln and one Everlast too.

Right now all I have at home is my Legend, and it's impractical to say the least.

I'll be interested to see how a $999 Chinese reverse engineered Lincoln stacks up.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:03 PM
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Looks like you found yourself a keeper there!
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:33 AM
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I'm going for the Century FC-90, the Lincoln equivalent. It can still do up to 1/4" steel, even with 90 amps! Plus replacement parts are available for the Century, and it's I think the same price($200, less when it's on sale).

Those are some nice welds, Jim!
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