It’s unlikely. Last time Canaweld was discussed on the forum the lack of experience of members was cited. So when this came up on my youtube feed I shared it.are you looking at buying that machine ?
On this torch, the button is only to start/stop. You have to set all your parameters on the machine first. As a beginner, I never know how much current I need, and if not enough, or too much, you have to stop, adjust on the machine and start again. That's why I got the foot pedal, I could adjust on the fly.
That seems quite limiting. Glad getting the pedal helps you.On this torch, the button is only to start/stop.
I suspect you are correct.@StevSmar As for the quality, who knows, I'm sure they are just another importer of Asian machines, maybe from factory A rather than factory B
My son bought me this model Canaweld AC-DC TIG 201 Pulse D welder as a birthday present (72nd birthday!), and I learning to use it for aluminum TIG welding via a video TIG training course by Pacific Arc TIG Welding! I have never welded before.
The machine and its "kit" seem to be working great right out of the box, but I DID do a lot of Googling and other research on TIG welding to get myself going before I ever started up the machine.
The torch discussed above is interesting, and actually better than most users might realize. I have found 3 things that help make the torch easy to control precisely:
1. There is a ball swivel where the torch and its thick covered hose (very robust!) meet. That allows you to pivot the torch relative to the thick covered hose to mitigate any strain due to hose twist.
2. The working end of the torch is also flexible. You can bend it to whatever angle works best for your current welding task.
3. I have found that I can remove a LOT of the "weight effect" of that robust hose by placing the workpiece(s) near the right edge of my welding table, clamping the hose - about 3 feet from the torch - to an "outrigger" on my welding workbench, and then routing that last 3 feet of hose back towards me and then forward towards the workpiece. This makes holding the torch a "no-effort" task versus trying to hold the torch with the weight of the robust hose hanging directly off of it.
It works for me.
By the way Phaxtris: If you are serious about giving away your torch, I'll be glad to send you the postage cost for it! Just PM me with an estimated postage cost, and to get my contact details. I can send you an e-transfer! I'd love to have a spare.