Originally Posted by Otter
Wow, that ESAB is something else! So is your Dynasty. I’m in a constant struggle with having one smallish pocket of money to spend at any given time and deciding between buying a new tool or spending it on the van. Right now, most everything’s getting funneled toward the van. So I just drool over ads and think, “someday soon.” Meantime, I’ll keep learning.
So, my approach was that instead of spending thousands of dollars on an Aluminess bumper, I bought a WIY kit from Move Bumpers and justified the purchase of an ESAB EM215ic (MIG-only) + gas canister. Two birds with one stone.
It's taken much longer than had I just bought the bumper, but in the end I'll have a van that looks a little different than every other van, a MIG welder, and some experience.
Originally Posted by TomsBeast
I started welding with a rudimentary brazing set up, that used butane and these oxygen pellets, that you lit on fire with a lighter, and stuffed into a steel canister... OMG what a shit-show that was.