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Gerr
May 3rd, 2008, 19:30
Im wondering who here has one and has used it. I am considering picking one up for the tool box in the jeep




http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_6970_200305299_200305299?storeId=6970&langId=-1&cm_ven=Performics&cm_cat=Performics&cm_pla=Performics&cm_ite=Performics&gclid=CInXwavWi5MCFSYUiQod4xOBTQ

90Blue_XJ
May 4th, 2008, 00:39
That website for Northern Tools links to a battery powered welder not to a Premier power welder.
I personally have not used a Premier but have talked to some oilfield guys who have them on their company trucks and they say that they are OK for a temporary fix but are not a very deep penetrating permanent weld. They say that they are able to stick stuff together until a real welder shows up but thats about it.
PPWs use a huge altenator and some type inverter to weld with. This Northern Tools welder has to have a series of batteries in order to weld.

Gerr
May 4th, 2008, 16:37
That website for Northern Tools links to a battery powered welder not to a Premier power welder.
I personally have not used a Premier but have talked to some oilfield guys who have them on their company trucks and they say that they are OK for a temporary fix but are not a very deep penetrating permanent weld. They say that they are able to stick stuff together until a real welder shows up but thats about it.
PPWs use a huge altenator and some type inverter to weld with. This Northern Tools welder has to have a series of batteries in order to weld.
sorry saw that same unit on premier's site and thought it was one of theirs

ECKSJAY
May 12th, 2008, 20:45
sorry saw that same unit on premier's site and thought it was one of theirs

Yeah, the Ready Welder is a nice unit. You can use it on an old buzz box, too. Works just fine for most stuff.

Oh, and those oil rig guys must be working on big stuff, because their 'tack welding' stories are a crock of shit. :)