Thank you Mik, I can hardly wait to get it. I feel like a kid at Christmas time again waiting for the package's to arrive, full of anticipation and not knowing if I'll like it or be let down by any defects.
I'll be sure to express my honest opinions about the REBEL good and bad. Only thing is I feel my opinion may be a little biased if I like it and it works. This is because I have never owned or done any Mig welding before. I have this joyful feeling like there is so many things I will be able to fabricate now.
I have a lead on an empty owner 80 cu. ft 100% Argon bottle for $90.00 on CL. I'm suppose to meet the guy tomorrow around noon if every thing goes as planned. that'll save me some money on the Argon for Tig. I'll just have to swap it or have it filled and I'd be good for tig. I want to test the Rebel every way I can. I should have bought the tig pedal but as long as the tig works I don't see any problems with the foot pedal working later on down the road when I can breath after paying this thing off.
The Argon bottle is dated 2014 + * so it's good until 2024 :fing32:
Looks like a good owner bottle except for the over spray dripping on the neck.
Just got back decided to pick it up tonight. I did not want to take a chance it would be gone by tomorrow. I ordered a brand new full bottle for mig that should show up tomorrow with the welder. Now to get the Argon tank filled and Oxygen tank for my Oxy/acetylene kit filled and I should be good for a while .
Started looking at Milwaukee Porta band saws the last couple days as well. It's gonna be a while before I can afford a Hypertherm Powermax 45 LOL...
The Welder and 75/25 bottle showed up right on schedule today and after a very busy day I managed to take some time to read up on it. Learned how to set up proper spool tension using a block of wood. Then I put down two test welds on 1/4" with SMIG. I think it works great. I was working with the material on the ground with a fixed lens so it is what it is but I'm stoked with what I see so far. I really like this new toy.
Here is what I did with two practice beads. I'm sure I'll do much better once the auto darkening helmet shows up and I am able to get some kind of table top so I don't have to squat and weld on the ground.