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  1. #1
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    Default Why high price for pedal?

    Just bought a TIG but can't understand why a pedal cost so much. If all it has is potentiometer, what's the big deal?

  2. #2
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    Default Why high price for pedal?

    Duno, all of my tig welders came with a pedal

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    Because it increases shareholder wealth. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbkinn View Post
    Just bought a TIG but can't understand why a pedal cost so much. If all it has is potentiometer, what's the big deal?

    I don't get your question, same could be said for the welder, afterall its just a couple of boards and a transformer, or a car, its just 4 wheels, a power train, a body and some seats.

    No a pedal is not just a potentiometer, its the gears to run the pot, a microswitch to start your welder, a cable out to the machine, an adaptor for the cable to attach to the machine. And a spung case to hold the assembly together.

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    Default High price?

    just a question, if there is not much inside and the price is high why there seems nobody made their own?

    Well from what i could not find on the net...have you ever heard of someone making it's own foot control?

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    Can't see the hassle of making your own, I mean for a one off, it would cost more than buying a new one from Miller at list. I buy parts in bulk, so prices to build something is significantly lower, plus I sell pedals for $100 bucks made up for any machine. There is NO way to build a one off pedal for that....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbkinn View Post
    Just bought a TIG but can't understand why a pedal cost so much. If all it has is potentiometer, what's the big deal?
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    Default Thanks for your replies

    I'll take mine apart to check it out.
    as far as making one my guess is that welders are interested in welding not in electronics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jbkinn View Post
    Just bought a TIG but can't understand why a pedal cost so much. If all it has is potentiometer, what's the big deal?
    I just bought a set of wheels for my truck, but can't understand why the tires cost so much. They are just rubber, whats the big deal.
    :~ATTITUDE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE!!!:

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    If you are complaining about the cost of the foot pedal give up now. Jusy wait the pedal will seem cheap compared to many other things.
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