Yes, the fellas running a weld from a basic Transformer from other countries is just that, they are not using an actual welder, instead they are using a stepdown non regulated and non grounded transformer pulled out of a scrap heap, which generally is directly tied into another unregulated power off a supply line. No breakers or saftey to speak of.

I on the other hand was talking about an actual regulated brand of AC welding machine which it would be tough to kill yourself with.