Re: cheap entry level welder ????
You guys are great!
I like it when folks buy domestic goods.
It's better for all of us.
I just can't afford 'em. :-(
I heard more than once that a popped circuitboard in a blue or red machine will run around $900. And there's really no way to get around it that I have heard about. Dunno abt the 'bart, but think it's the red discounted offering. Plenty of fab shops use 'em for the crews...
From what I've heard on the welding and fab forums, the boards are from china. From what I've personally seen, my china circuit board looks same as a blue or red... same quality.
I'll stand mine up against a dynasty 200... for most common tasks.