So after many years of wanting to learn to weld properly, especially tig but never having the gear available made it a little hard!
Last week whilst scrolling through Facebook on the train ride home I saw a post for a tig, barely used, with a ton of tips, boxes of rods on a trolley for $500 bucks, I Instantly jumped on this as it seemed like a bargain seeing as the tig alone is 1300 brand new!
A few hours later I saw another post from the seller (he’s moving overseas so is selling a ton of stuff from his shop) he also had a mig up for sale, it’s an older unit but a good one, chasing 300 for it, so back to PM, made a deal and got them both for $700!
Headed down to his shop yesterday with an extra Hundred in my pocket, just incase, glad I did!
$750 dollars out of pocket, I left with:
- an almost new tig
- a used but good quality mig
- a box of stainless tig rod
- a box of aluminium tig rod
- Multiple tig tips
- 3 spools of mig wire
- 2 welding trolleys
- A metal drop saw
- A face shield
- A welding helmet
- Bench vice
Also was loaned two rental gas bottles for a few months to get me started?
Bargains.. I love bargains!
Now it’s time to stop spending and saving spending money for Japan, 5 more months!
Late October update, still haven’t used either of these machines 😂 one day I genuinely do intend on making time to learn to weld.