/ What's the deal with "digital" LCD screen welders? #11
- Oct 17, 2010
- Nova Scotia, Canada
- Iseki TM3160
I don't doubt you're right in the least. Point being even tho the insulation is going bad, it's full of iron dust, never cleaned etc ....it still works. If you get a microscopic piece of steel dust on the wrong pc board trace...poof, out comes the magic smoke.I bet if you opened them up, you'd see degradation of the core. These are often exposed to humidity, and corrosive environments (like the smoke from welding) with little protection of the iron used and very little maintenance (if any).
I agree again, an inverter machine lays down a beautiful bead. I'm not in a high maintenance type of situation, for what I do I don't need it but yes, it definitely makes a difference if you're in a situation that you need it.Same exact type of argument that "transformer" guys are making. But people who do buy a good quality inverter, instantly know there is a difference in how they weld and perform.
Me, I;m old school, I'm the type of person that rather than having an unserviceable driveshaft last a lifetime of 1000 hours and spend hundreds of dollars to fix it when it goes because you can't grease or replace parts on it. I'd rather have one you have to grease every few hours and last basically forever. If not at least replace just the joint itself.
I'd rather have to change points, plugs and condenser every 30K miles for $50 than spend thousands at a dealer for something electronic that you can't even diagnose without a 2K$ scanner not to mention what that little piece cost.
Taillight on a GM Traverse I think it was, (look up South Main Auto repair on you tube, great channel IMHO) the reverse light bulb burnt out, simple fix...not. The complete assembly has to be changed, $750 for what should be a $3 bulb.
I'd rather replace a $15 turn signal flasher that a $1000 BCM because the flasher is integrated into it.
The speed control for the blower fan on my truck is also in the BCM I've been told, so much for replacing the resistor pack when I lose my speeds.
When I start my truck, it takes 10-15 seconds for the radio to boot, go figure
Yes, technology is fantastic....until it breaks and then you're paying for the niceties.
Sorry....rant mode off LOL.......................Mike