Welding machines are used to join pieces of metals together by melting the pieces using heat from the machines. Planning to purchase this machine can be hectic if you do not know what features to look for. In this article, I will be discussing the things you should look for when purchasing the machines.
Currently, in the market, there are new models of machines that have different features. This makes it difficult to choose the right one especially when it is the first time. Researching about the machines is very important to know the one that suits your needs. Below are some of the features that you should consider in the course of purchasing these machines;
Weight and size
Purchasing a portable machine is important. A machine that gives you the freedom of movement while working is more preferred in welding professionalism. During the exercise of welding, you may be required to work in different positions and this requires you to move around. You might be required to work under a car, in tight areas, or on high surfaces.
Different machines have different features and their quality normally varies. Heavy duty welding machine price in Kenya is high compared to the other machines. Light welding machines are considered cheap. You should purchase one that fits your budget as well as the one that has features that suit your needs.
Output and input power
The required input power of the machine depends on the process of welding taking place. The lighter machines require 120v, machines that perform demanding tasks will require 240v. huge machines for larger projects require 3 power phases to operate. Some machines have both 120v and 240v. when a machine has a high-power output, it means that the machine produces more heat.
The process of welding
Each machine is made for a unique welding process. The known welding processes include stick welding, TIG as well as MIG. Each process requires a certain set of skills. It is advisable to choose a machine that matches the set of skills that you have the kind of welding process that you will be doing frequently. Multi-process machines can be switched to different areas without power source change.
There are two main categories of machine which are; inverter and transformer welders. In the case of transformer machines, they use transformers to power them. They are known for their durability and are mostly used in garages. For the inverter machines, they have inverters as the power source and this makes them compact and portable. They move while working easier.
When deciding to buy a welding machine it is important to consider all the features as well as the purpose of the machine. Having reliable suppliers is one of the most important factors to consider. Someone that will be reliable to deliver on time and bring quality machines when needed. Doing research and comparing prices to get the best quality at an affordable price is crucial.