Many times we find that the cheaper tools are NOT the most cost effective in the long run..
The difference in initial cost ends up being insignificant over the thousands of hours of life of a tool like a welding machine..
More important are Performance and Reliability ....as well as the many factors surrounding the machine and the organization that supports it and it’s users..
For my money… Miller provides the machines and support that give the confidence to spend the required funds on equipment that I can rely on over the long haul…
A welding machine is a significant investment… so I would suggest careful consideration of ALL the factors before one leaps… there is a considerable difference between machines and the organizations that support them…
As far as the "Best Weldor" operator argument....
I see the work of many people.. some VERY talented.. some not so much....
there is something to be learned from many of them.. much depends on your experience and viewpoint..
Isn't it wonderful that Miller has provided us with this forum that allows us exposure to it..??.
I know NOTHING about who is "BEST" but Two TIG Craftsmen that particularly impressed me with their skill are John Marcella & Chris Razor... not disparaging anybody else... these two just stood out to me..
Here are a few videos that you might enjoy…
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Thread: HTP or Miller??
05-05-2014, 09:07 AM #20.
The more you know, The better you know, How little you know
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten”
Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...
My Blue Stuff:
Dynasty 350DX Tigrunner
Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000